Ed Ruscha - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Mixografia, Los Angeles
    Private Collection, acquired from the above 2011
    Acquired from the above in 2020

  • 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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Ghost Station

Mixografia® inkless print, on handmade paper, with full margins.
I. 21 x 40 in. (53.3 x 101.6 cm)
S. 27 1/4 x 45 3/4 in. (69.2 x 116.2 cm)

Signed, dated and numbered 28/85 in pencil (there were also 24 artist's proofs), published by Mixografía, Los Angeles, framed.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $56,700

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 19-21 October 2021