Ed Ruscha - Contemporary Art Part II New York Thursday, May 14, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    EVO Gallery, Santa Fe

  • Catalogue Essay

    This work is to be included in a forthcoming volume of the artist's catalogue raisonné of works on paper.

  • Artist Biography

    Ed Ruscha

    American • 1937

    Ed Ruscha is an Los Angeles-based artist whose art, like California itself, is both geographically rooted and a metaphor for an American state of mind. A deft creator of photography, film, painting, drawing, prints and artist books, Ruscha has executed works for over 60 years that are simultaneously unexpected and familiar, both ironic and sincere.

    His most iconic works are 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 the post-war world.

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Untitled (1/3)

Acrylic and ink on printed security paper. 
10 1/2 x 7 5/8 in. (26.7 x 19.4 cm).
Signed and dated "Ed Ruscha 2001" lower right. 

$35,000 - 45,000 

Sold for $43,750

Contemporary Art Part II

15 May 2009, 10am
New York