Ed Ruscha - Evening & Day Editions New York Monday, October 26, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Siri Engberg/Walker Art Center 221

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patented by Luis Remba, the Mixografia print process produces highly textured, three-dimensional surfaces. Ruscha created the imagery by burnishing the letterforms into a wax plate. Various grasses he collected were pressed into the wax, then a copper printing plate was made from the wax impression.

  • 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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Mixografía® relief print in colors, on handmade paper, the full sheet,
S. 23 3/8 x 32 1/4 in. (59.4 x 81.9 cm)
signed, dated `94' and numbered 28/75 in pencil (there were also 7 artist's proofs), published by Mixografia Workshop, Los Angeles, framed.

$6,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $13,750

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Evening & Day Editions

New York Auction 26 October 2015