L.A. Habitat: Ed Ruscha

Ruscha with the April 1972 issue of ARTnews. He made the cover using strawberries, peppers, olives, peaches, anchovies, pickles, and washes of jam juice. “Constructing this thing was a pleasant mess,” he said. “It was on a piece of glass and I photographed it myself with a four-by-five camera. It would have been done totally differently today.”