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  • Provenance

    Circa Publishing Enterprises, Culver City, California

  • 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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Blank Signs

2004
The complete set of four etchings with aquatint in colors, on Magnani Pescia paper, with full margins, with title page and colophon,
all I. 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (20 x 20 cm)
all S. 12 5/8 x 11 7/8 in. (32.1 x 30.2 cm)

all signed, dated `2004' and numbered 30/35 in pencil (there were also 5 artist's proofs), co-published by Lapis, Los Angeles, and Edition Jacob Samuel, Santa Monica (with their blindstamp), all contained in original gray linen-covered portfolio.

Estimate
$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $10,000

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New York Auctions 21 April 2015