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  • Provenance

    Patrick Painter Editions, Los Angeles
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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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Vacant Lots

each signed, numbered and dated '6/35 Ed Ruscha 1970-2003' on the reverse
gelatin silver print, in 4 parts
each 74.3 x 73.7 cm (29 1/4 x 29 in.)
Photographed in 1970 and printed in 2003, this work is number 6 from an edition of 35.

Estimate
£12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for £15,000

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New Now

London Auction 15 July 2020