Ed Ruscha - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Thursday, May 19, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Courtesy of the artist
    Auction to Benefit the Family Resource Center of the Partnership for the Homeless, Gagosian Gallery, New York, January 29, 2010
    Agnes Gund, New York (acquired at the above sale)
    Christie’s, New York, September 27, 2018, lot 7
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • 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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signed and dated “Ed Ruscha 2006” lower right
acrylic and ink on museum board
12 1/4 x 9 3/8 in. (31.1 x 23.8 cm)
Executed in 2006.

Estimate
$30,000 - 40,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 19 May 2022