Ed Ruscha - New Now London Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Donated by the artist in collaboration with Stella McCartney

  • Literature

    Lorena Eleuterio, 'The A to Z of Stella McCartney Brings Together Art, Fashion, and Community,' L'Officiel, 12 January 2021, online (another example illustrated)

  • 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

The Letter X

signed 'Ed Ruscha' lower right
digital print on card
42 x 29.6 cm (16 1/2 x 11 5/8 in.)
Executed in 2020, this work is from an unnumbered edition.

£300 - 500 

Sold for £3,276

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London Auction 13 July 2021