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    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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Any Town in the U.S.A

Screenprint in colors, on Stonehenge paper, with full margins,
I. 8 x 11 7/8 in. (20.3 x 30.2 cm)
S. 30 x 24 in. (76.2 x 61 cm)

signed, dated `1981' and numbered 147/150 in pencil (there were also 33 artist's proofs), published by the artist for the re-election campaign of Ohio Senator, Howard Metzenbaum, framed.

$2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for $5,250

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New York Auction 25 April 2016