Ed Ruscha - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, October 24, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Siri Engberg 223

  • Catalogue Essay

    Clock is currently on view at the Museum of Modern Art, New York as part of the retrospective exhibition "ED RUSCHA/NOW THEN", through January 13, 2024 (another impression exhibited).

  • 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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Clock (E. 223)

Mixografía® print in colors, on handmade paper, the full sheet.
S. 40 1/2 x 33 7/8 in. (102.9 x 86 cm)
Signed, dated '94' and numbered 36/75 in pencil (there were also 7 artist's proofs), published by Mixografía, Los Angeles, framed.

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $25,400

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 24-26 October 2023