Ed Ruscha - Phillips x Artsy: Wrapped/Unwrapped New York Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | Phillips
  • 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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Sculptural book with double fore-edge printing and silver gilt edges.
5 1/4 x 7 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. (13.3 x 18.4 x 5.7 cm)
Signed, dated and numbered 31/230 in pencil on the inside back cover (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Graphicstudio, University of South Florida, Tampa.

$1,500 - 2,500 

Sold for $1,375

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Phillips x Artsy: Wrapped/Unwrapped

Online Auction 29 November - 14 December 2017