Ed Ruscha - Evening & Day Editions New York Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Siri Engberg B4, B6, B8, B10, B11, B16 and B17

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including: Every Building On The Sunset Strip, 1966; Crackers, 1969; Babycakes With Weights, from the portfolio Artists and Photographs, 1970; Colored People, 1972; Nine Swimming Pools And A Broken Glass, 1976; Hard Light (with Lawrence Weiner), 1978; and Royal Road Test, 1980

  • 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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Seven Artists Books

Seven artist books,
various sizes
Nine Pools signed in black ink on the first page, all from various edition sizes, five books are first edition copies, including Hard Light, Colored People, Every Building on Sunset Strip, Babycakes With Weights, and Crackers.

$6,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $6,875

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Evening & Day Editions

New York Auction 28 October 2014 11am & 5:30pm