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

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    Siri Engberg B1, B2 and B4

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    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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Twenty-six Gasoline Stations; Various Small Fires; and Every Building on the Sunset Strip (E. B1, B2 & B4)

A group of three artist's books, one with the original silver slipcase.
all approx. 7 x 5 7/8 x 1/4 in. (17.8 x 14.9 x .6 cm)
All signed in blue ink, Various Small Fires dated '1963' and Twenty-six Gasoline Stations dedicated 'Sincerely yours' and numbered '315' in red pencil on the last page, all from the first editions of 400 and 1,000.

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $3,150

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New York Auction 24 - 26 October 2022