Ed Ruscha - NOW: Art of the 21st Century Theme Sale New York Saturday, March 6, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Artist Biography

    Ed Ruscha

    American • 1937

    Quintessentially American, Ed Ruscha is an L.A.-based artist whose art, like California itself, is both geographically rooted and a metaphor for an American state of mind. Ruscha is a deft creator of photography, film, painting, drawing, prints and artist books, whose works are simultaneously unexpected and familiar, both ironic and sincere.

    His most iconic works are at turns poetic and deadpan, epigrammatic text with nods to advertising copy, juxtaposed with imagery that is either cinematic and sublime or seemingly wry documentary. Whether the subject is his iconic Standard Gas Station or the Hollywood Sign, a parking lot or highway, his works are a distillation of American idealism, echoing the expansive Western landscape and optimism unique to postwar America.

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ME and THE

Bound book with fore-edge printing and gold leaf edges, covered in blue fabric.
5 1/4 x 7 5/8 x 5 3/8 in. (13.3 x 19.4 x 13.7 cm).
Signed, dated and numbered 31/230 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Graphicstudio, University of South Florida, Tampa.

$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $3,500

NOW: Art of the 21st Century Theme Sale

6 March 2010
New York