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  • Provenance

    Gagosian Gallery, New York
    James Corcoran Gallery, Santa Monica
    Collection of Douglas Cramer
    Christie's, New York, Post-War & Contemporary, November 15, 2012, lot 430
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Literature

    This work will be included in a forthcoming volume of Edward Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of the 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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Black and White Palette

1988
acrylic on paper
30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 61 cm.)
Signed and dated "Ed Ruscha '88" lower right; further titled "Black and White Palette" on the reverse.

Estimate
$45,000 - 65,000 

Sold for $52,500

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