Ed Ruscha - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    Including It's Payback Time; Do as Told or Suffer; You Will Eat Hot Lead; Be Careful Else We be Banging on You You Hear Me?; Your a Dead Man; and Noose Around Your Neck

  • 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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The complete suite of six photogravures in colours with screenprint, on Somerset paper, with full margins,
all I. 30.1 x 23.3 cm (11 7/8 x 9 1/8 in.)
all S. 45.6 x 35.4 cm (17 7/8 x 13 7/8 in.)

all signed, dated '2001' and numbered 3/60 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Graphicstudio, University of South Florida, Tampa (with their blindstamp), all framed.

£4,000 - 6,000 

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auctions 12 June 2014 2pm & 6pm