Ed Ruscha - Editions and Works on Paper Including Works from the Piero Crommelynck Collection New York Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    Including: Books; Books (Single Book on Slant); Books (Three Books on Slant); Books (Raggedy Book on Slant); and Books (Single Book Flat)

  • 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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The complete set of five prints, including one color cibachrome print and four silver gelatin prints, on photo paper, with full margins and the full sheet.
all I. various sizes
four S. 10 7/8 x 13 7/8 in. (27.5 x 35.2 cm)
one S. 12 x 19 7/8 in. (30.5 x 50.5 cm)

All signed, dated and numbered 5/20 in black inks on the reverse (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Patrick Painter Editions, Hong Kong, all framed.

$8,000 - 12,000 

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Editions and Works on Paper Including Works from the Piero Crommelynck Collection

New York Auction 18 April 2017