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  • Literature

    Editions Alecto 982- 987
    Siri Engberg 34-39

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Ingredients used in printing this portfolio:

    NEWS: Screenprint, organic, split fount for background, printed with blackcurrent pie filing (Morton Beacham Products, Brentford, Middlesex), over red salmon roe (Salmonroe Products, Vancouver)

    MEWS: Screenprint, organic, background printed with Bolognese sauce (Pasta Products, Croydon, Surrey) and split fount for lettering printed in blackcurrent pie filling (Morton Beacham Products, Brentford, Middlesex), over cherry pie filling (James Robertson Limited, Regent Street, London), over mixed raw egg (Valley Farm Eggs Limited, Pembroke Road, Walthamstow, London, E17)

    PEWS: Screenprint, organic, background printed with Hershey's chocolate flavoured syrup (Hershey's Foods Corporation, Pennsylvania) and Camp coffee and chicory essence (R. Patterson & Sons, Glasgow) mixed 6/4; and squid in ink (Valentin Puga, Vigo)

    BREWS: Screenprint, organic, split fount lettering printed with axle grease 9Total Limited, Hanwell, London) over caviar (Odden Caviar Limited, Sjaellands Odde, Denmark)

    STEWS: Screenprint, organic, split fount lettering printed with crushed baked beans (H. J. Heinz & Company Ltd, Hayes, Middlesex), caviar (Odden Caviar Limited, Sjaellands Odde, Denmark), fresh strawberries (Agrexco Limited, Israel), cherry pie filling (James Robertson Limited, Regent Street, London) mango chutney (Wilkins & Sons Limited, Tiptree, Essex), tomato paste (Rebaudengo S.A.S. Turin), daffodils (Springfield, Spalding), tulips (Pick Limited, Spalding) and leaves

    DUES: Screenprint, organic, background and lettering printed with Branston Pickle (Crosse & Blackwell Limited, Croydon, Surrey)

  • 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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News, Mews, Pews, Brews, Stews & Dues: five plates

1970
The incomplete set of five organic screenprints in colors, on Silverbrook Antique Finish paper, with full margins, with title page and colophon listing the ingredients used for each print, the sheets loose (as issued) contained in the original red velvet portfolio.
all S. 22 7/8 x 31 7/8 in. (58.3 x 80.9 cm)
All signed, dated and numbered 125/125 in pencil, also signed and numbered in pencil on the colophon (there were also 25 artist's proofs), published by Editions Alecto, London (with their inkstamp on the reverse), lacking News.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $11,875

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Evening & Day Editions

New York Auction 17 October 2018