Ed Ruscha - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 19, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Siri Engberg B2, B3, B5, B6, B8, B10, B13, B12, B15 and B16

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including: Colored People; A Few Palm Trees; Every Building on the Sunset Strip; Crackers; Royal Road Test; Nine Swimming Pools; Edward Ruscha (Ed - Werd Rew - Shay) Young Artist; Records; Various Small Fires; Real Estate Opportunities; Some Los Angeles Apartments; and Thirty-four Parking Lots

  • 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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Selected Books

A group of 13 artist's books, five with the original glassine dust jackets, one with the original silver slipcase.
smallest 4 5/8 x 3 3/4 in. (11.7 x 9.5 cm)
largest 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)

All from the 1st editions, all published by the artist.

$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $8,820

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 19 - 21 April 2022