Ed Ruscha - Editions New York Monday, June 7, 2010 | Phillips

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    Walker Art Center/Siri Engberg 41

  • 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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Screenprint in colors, on Louvain Opaque Cover paper, with full margins,
I. 13 1/8 x 21 3/4 in. (33.3 x 55.2 cm);
S. 19 1/8 x 26 1/2 in. (48.6 x 67.3 cm)

signed, dated and numbered 131/150 in pencil (there were also 5 artist's proofs), published by Cirrus Editions, Los Angeles (with their blindstamp), faint patterning on the printed surface at upper right, left and to the right of the olive (unobtrusive), a pale moisture stain at lower left margin corner, a minute stain at upper right margin corner, otherwise in very good condition, framed.

$6,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $11,250


8 June 2010
New York