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  • Provenance

    Two x Two, Dallas

  • Literature

    Lisa Turvey ed., Catalogue Raisonné of the Works on Paper, Volume Two: 1977–1997, New York, 2019

  • 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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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTION

Ο ◆27

Zero

1996
signed and dated 'Ed Ruscha 1996' lower right
coloured pencil on lithograph
41 x 71.1 cm (16 1/8 x 27 7/8 in.)
Executed in 1996.

Estimate
$70,000 - 90,000 

Sold for $87,500

Contact Specialist
Rebekah Bowling
Head of Sale
New York
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New York Auction 17 September 2015