Ed Ruscha: Bow-Tie Screwhead
Ed Ruscha created Bow-Tie Screwhead in collaboration with Universal Limited Art Editions, New York, in 2003. It is from a series of prints titled Bow-Tie Landscapes.
Printed on heavyweight Somerset velvet paper, it depicts a mirrored image of California’s desert outcroppings overlaid with a motif consisting of two white screws joined at their tips. Its silhouetted shape acts as a positive image, while the landscape behind forms a curious kind of negative space.