Ed Ruscha - 20th Century & Contemporary Art: Online Auction, New York New York Thursday, December 7, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Patrick Painter Editions, Vancouver
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Yancey Richardson, Ed Ruscha: Parking Lots, January 5–February 18, 2023 (another example 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

7101 Sepulveda Blvd, Van Nuys #20 from the series Parking Lots

signed with the artist's initials and numbered "AP2 ER" on the reverse
gelatin silver print
image 15 x 15 in. (38.1 x 38.1 cm)
sheet 19 7/8 x 16 in. (50.5 x 40.6 cm)

Executed in 1967–1999, this work is artist's proof 2 from an edition of 35 plus 10 artist's proofs.

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $4,826

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20th Century & Contemporary Art: Online Auction, New York

7 - 14 December 2023