Ed Ruscha - Modern and Contemporary Editions New York Saturday, November 14, 2009 | Phillips

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    Walker Art Center/Siri Engberg 201

  • 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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Lithograph in colors, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins,
I. 54 3/4 x 35 1/4 in. (139.1 x 89.5 cm);
S. 60 x 40 1/8 in. (152.4 x 101.9 cm)

signed, dated `90' and numbered 55/60 in pencil (there were also 20 artist's proofs), published by Cirrus Editions, Los Angeles (with their blindstamp), in very good condition, framed.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $18,750

Modern and Contemporary Editions

15 Nov 2009
New York