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    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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Property from a Private Collection, New York

73

Twentysix Gasoline Stations, from Book Covers

1970
Lithograph in colors, on Arches paper, with full margins.
I. 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (21.6 x 29.2 cm)
S. 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)

Signed with initials, dated and numbered 'U.S.F. V' in pencil (one of 10 University of South Florida impressions, the edition was 30 and 3 artist's proofs), published by Graphicstudio, University of South Florida, Tampa, framed.

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $27,500

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New York Auction 17 October 2017