Ed Ruscha - Editions & Works on Paper New York Monday, October 24, 2022 | Phillips

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  • 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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Blank Signs

The complete set of four etching and aquatints in colors, on Magnani Pescia paper, with full margins.
all I. 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (20 x 20 cm)
all S. 12 3/4 x 12 in. (32.4 x 30.5 cm)

All signed, dated, and annotated 'A.P.' in pencil (one of 5 artist's proof sets, the edition was 35), co-published by Lapis Press, Los Angeles and Edition Jacob Samuel, Santa Monica (with their blindstamp), framed.

$12,000 - 18,000 

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 24 - 26 October 2022