Ed Ruscha - Editions & Works on Paper New York Friday, July 24, 2020 | Phillips

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  • 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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Bowl, from Domestic Tranquility series

Lithograph in colors, on Arches Cover paper, with full margins.
I. 12 x 15 in. (30.5 x 38.1 cm)
S. 18 x 22 1/4 in. (45.7 x 56.5 cm)

Signed, dated, and numbered 54/65 in pencil (there were also 24 artist's proofs), co-published by Multiples, Inc., and Castelli Graphics, New York (with their blindstamp and inkstamp), unframed.

$1,500 - 2,500 

Sold for $5,000

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 23 - 24 July 2020