Ed Ruscha - Evening & Day Editions New York Monday, April 28, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York
    Miller Block Gallery, Boston
    Private Collection, New York

  • 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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Safe and Effective Medication

Photolithograph in colors, on wove paper, with full margins,
I. 28 3/4 x 28 3/4 in. (73 x 73 cm)
S. 35 1/4 x 34 3/4 in. (89.5 x 88.3 cm)

signed, dated `2001' and numbered `H.C. 2/2' in pencil (an hors commerce impression, the edition was 32), published by Akasha Fine Art, Minneapolis (with their blindstamp), framed.

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $43,750

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Evening & Day Editions

New York Auction 28 April 11am & 6pm