This limited-edition print by Alexis Smith, Lust Rust Dust, 2004 was commissioned by the Prints and Drawings Council of LACMA.
Lust Rust Dust grew out of a collaboration between artist Alexis Smith and master printer Jeff Wasserman, and is based on a wall painting of the same title by Smith at the Japanese Museum in downtown Los Angeles. In both the painting and print, the words “lust,” “rust,” and “dust” have been set in a stacked formation and colored in red and blue to mimic Robert Indiana’s famous “LOVE” painting of the 1960s.
Established in 1965, The Prints and Drawings Council (PDC) supports the Prints and Drawings Department at LACMA. In addition to raising funds for acquisitions for the museum’s permanent collection, the PDC encourages collecting, scholarship, and appreciation in the field of original works of art on paper. PDC members receive many benefits, including greater discounts on the PDC commissioned prints when purchased through the council. Learn more on how to become a member of the Prints and Drawings Council.
- 22 x 50 inches
- Numbered edition of 25
- Printed by Jeff Wasserman for the Prints and Drawings Council of LACMA