Ed Ruscha - Under the Influence New York Monday, March 9, 2009 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Patrick Painter Editions, Hong Kong

  • Exhibited

    Bonn, Kunst Museum, June 17 - August 16, 1999; Miami, Museum of Contemporary Art, October 10 - November 28, 1999: Great Illusions: Thomas Demand, Andreas Gursky, Ed Ruscha (other examples exhibited); Paris, Galerie Daniel Templon, Ed Ruscha: Parking Lots and Swimming Pools, December 13, 2003 - January 21, 2004 (other examples exhibited); New York, Yancey Richardson Gallery, Ed Ruscha: Pools, Parking Lots, Gasoline Stations, and Sunset Strip, September 22 - November 5, 2005 (other examples exhibited)  

  • Literature

    Kunst Museum Bonn, ed.s, Great Illusions: Thomas Demand, Andreas Gursky, Ed Ruscha, Bonn, 1999, pp. 71-75 (illustrated); S. Engberg and C. Phillpot, Edward Ruscha Editions 1959-1999 Catalogue Raisonné, Minneapolis, 1999, pp. 50-53 (illustrated); S. Wolf, ed., Ed Ruscha and Photography, New York, 2004, pp. 156-157 (details illustrated)  

  • 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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Swimming Pools

Color coupler prints in nine parts.
15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (40 x 40 cm) each image; 18 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. (47 x 47 cm) each sheet.
Signed and dated "Ed Ruscha 1968-1997" and numbered of 30 on the reverse of each.  This work is from an edition of 30 plus ten artist's proofs. 

$80,000 - 120,000 

Under the Influence

9 Mar 2009, 10am
New York