Ed Ruscha - Evening & Day Editions New York Monday, October 28, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Siri Engberg B1-B3, B8, B10-B13, B15 and B17

  • Catalogue Essay

    Twenty Six GasolineStations, 1963;Various Small Fires,1964; SomeLos Angeles Apartments, 1965; Nine Swimming Pools, 1968; Crackers,1969; Babycakes, 1970; Real Estate Opportunities, 1970; AFew Palm Trees, 1971; Records, 1971; and Hard Light, 1978

  • 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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a group of ten artist's books

Ten artist's books,
various sizes
from various editions, seven books are first edition copies, including Various Small Fires, Nine Swimming Pools, Crackers, Babycakes, Real Estate Opportunities, A Few Palm Trees, Records, and Hard Light, all generally in very good condition.

$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $6,250

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Kelly Troester – Modern Editions
+ 1 212 940 1221

Cary Leibowitz – Contemporary Editions
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Evening & Day Editions

New York 28 October 2013 10am & 6pm