Ed Ruscha - Evening & Day Editions New York Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Siri Engberg B1-B6, B8, B10, B12, B13, and B15-B17

  • Catalogue Essay

    Twentysix Gasoline Stations; Various Small Fires and Milk; Some Los Angeles Apartments; Every Building on the Sunset Strip; Thirtyfour Parking Lots in Los Angeles; Royal Road Test; Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass; Crackers; Real Estate Opportunities; A Few Palm Trees; Records; Colored People; and Hard Light

  • 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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A collection of thirteen artist's books

A group of 13 artist's books by Ed Ruscha, including one collaboration with Lawrence Weiner, all in soft cover, several with the original glassine dust jackets.
various sizes
eight 7 1/8 x 5 5/8 in. (18.1 x 14.3 cm)

Seven from the first editions, published by the artist.

$6,000 - 9,000 

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Evening & Day Editions

New York Auction 26 October 2016