Ed Ruscha - Editions New York Tuesday, June 8, 2010 | Phillips

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    Walker Art Center/Siri Engberg 147

  • 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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Western Vertical

Lithograph in colors, on Arches 88 paper, with full margins,
I. 42 5/8 x 28 in. (108.3 x 71.1 cm);
S. 53 3/4 x 36 3/4 in. (136.5 x 93.3 cm)

signed, dated `86' and numbered 7/35 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Cirrus Editions, Los Angeles (with their blindstamp), a few pale foxmarks in the margins, time staining, otherwise in good condition, unframed.

$2,500 - 3,500 


8 June 2010
New York