Ed Ruscha - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, June 29, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Condition Report

  • Description

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  • Provenance

    Marc Selwyn Fine Art, 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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signed and dated 'Ed Ruscha 2007' lower right
acrylic on board
image 30.4 x 66 cm (11 7/8 x 25 7/8 in.)
board 40.8 x 76.2 cm (16 1/8 x 30 in.)

Executed in 2007.

Estimate
£120,000 - 180,000 

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Simon Tovey

Specialist, Associate Director, Head of Day Sale, 20th Century & Contemporary Art
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 29 June 2022