Ed Ruscha - 20th c. and Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session New York Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2016

  • Exhibited

    Beverly Hills, Gagosian Gallery, Ed Ruscha: Prints and Photographs, July 28 – September 9, 2016

  • Artist Biography

    Ed Ruscha

    American • 1937

    Quintessentially American, Ed Ruscha is an L.A.-based artist whose art, like California itself, is both geographically rooted and a metaphor for an American state of mind. Ruscha is a deft creator of photography, film, painting, drawing, prints and artist books, whose works are simultaneously unexpected and familiar, both ironic and sincere.

    His most iconic works are at turns 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 postwar America.

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Property from a Private West Coast Collection


Three works: (i-iii) Periods

each inscribed and consecutively numbered "Cancellation Proof [1, 6, 7]" lower left; each signed and dated "Ed Ruscha 2013" lower right
unique lithographs
each image 24 x 24 in. (61 x 61 cm)
each sheet 28 7/8 x 28 in. (73.3 x 71 cm)

Executed in 2013, these are unique cancellation proofs 1, 6 and 7 aside from an edition of 60 of the final version.

$120,000 - 180,000 

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John McCord
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New York
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20th c. and Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session

New York 8 December 2020