Artist Ed Ruscha With Owen Wilson
When Owen Wilson was in his 20s and in Los Angeles to film scenes for his breakout 1996 movie Bottle Rocket, he went to The Ivy at the Shore and saw a painting by Ed Ruscha, famed for his landscape and text-based works that cast a deadpan eye on Southern California’s man-made environment.
"Me and my brothers and Wes [Anderson] would go to The Ivy at the Shore when my parents came to visit," recalls Wilson, "and they had a great big painting that said, 'Brave Men Run in My Family.' We all loved that, my dad in particular. That always stuck in my mind.