Ed Ruscha - Under the Influence New York Thursday, September 20, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque
    Acquired by the present owner from the above

  • 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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Ace of Hearts

ink, marker, and spray paint on mat board
9 x 6 in. (22.9 x 15.2 cm)
Signed and dated "Ed Ruscha 2003" on the reverse.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $60,000

Under the Influence

20 September 2012
New York