Various Small Fires, from the Book Covers series

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    Siri Engberg 51

  • Artist Bio

    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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Ed Ruscha

Various Small Fires, from the Book Covers series

1970
Lithograph, on Arches paper, with full margins.
I. 8 1/2 x 11 3/8 in. (21.6 x 28.9 cm)
S. 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)

Signed with initials, dated and numbered 16/30 in pencil (there were also 3 artist's proofs), published by Graphicstudio, University of South Florida, Tampa (with their blindstamp), framed.

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$10,000 - 15,000 

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New York Auction 25 October 2019