Ed Ruscha - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Monday, November 9, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Anthony d'Offay, London
    Tina Kim Gallery, New York
    Private Collection

  • Exhibited

    Seoul, Kukje Gallery, Ed Ruscha, November 17 - December 18, 1999

  • Literature

    Ed Ruscha, exh. cat., Kukje Gallery, Seoul, 1999, no. 18, p. 26 (illustrated)
    This work will be included in a future volume of Edward Ruscha Catalogue Raisonné of the Works on Paper, edited by Lisa Turvey.

  • 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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acrylic and pencil on lithograph
6 x 8 3/8 in. (15.2 x 21.2 cm)
Signed and dated "Ed Ruscha '99" lower right.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $23,750

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 10 November 2015 11am