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Michael Bierut on Ed Ruscha's OOF

Episode 9 of 30

Graphic designer Michael Bierut selects Ed Ruscha's large blue and yellow painting of the word OOF. Will the man who designed the Mastercard symbol see three letters?

Art critic Alastair Sooke, in the company of some of the leading creatives of our age, continues his deep dive into the stunning works in the Museum of Modern Art's collection, whilst exploring what it really means “to see” art.

Today's edition features graphic designer Michael Bierut selects Ed Ruscha's large blue and yellow painting of the word "OOF". Will the man who designed the Mastercard symbol see three letters?

Producer: Paul Kobrak

Main Image: Edward Ruscha, OOF, 1962 (reworked 1963). Oil on canvas, 71 1/2 x 67" (181.5 x 170.2 cm). Gift of Agnes Gund, the Louis and Bessie Adler Foundation, Inc., Robert and Meryl Meltzer, Jerry I. Speyer, Anna Marie and Robert F. Shapiro, Emily and Jerry Spiegel, an anonymous donor, and purchase, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 256.1988. © 2019 Edward Ruscha

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