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  • Literature

    Walker Art Center/Siri Engberg B1, B2, B3, B8, B10, B11, B12, B13, B15 and B17

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including:
    Twenty Six Gasoline Stations; Various Small Fires; Some Los Angeles Apartments; Nine Swimming Pools; Crackers; Babycakes; Real Estate Opportunities; A Few Palm Trees; Records; and Hard Light

  • 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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a group of ten artist's books

1963-1978
Ten artist's books,
various sizes
from various editions, some first editions, all generally in very good condition.

Estimate
$6,000 - 9,000 

Evening & Day Editions

31 October & 1 November 2012
New York