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  • Provenance

    Private Collection (acquired directly from the artist)
    Sotheby's, London, June 24, 2004, lot 248
    Private Collection
    Larsen Art Auction, Scottsdale, October 24, 2015, lot 171
    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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Fleetwood

signed and dated "Ed Ruscha 2001" lower right
acrylic on museum board
12 x 9 in. (30.5 x 22.9 cm.)
Executed in 2001, this work will be included in a future volume of Edward Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of the Works on Paper, edited by Lisa Turvey.

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $50,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 14 November 2018