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

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  • Literature

    Siri Engberg 34-39

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including organic printing materials:
    News: screenprint, organic, split fountain for background, printed with blackcurrant pie filling, over red salmon roe.
    Mews: screenprint, organic, background printed with bolognese sauce, split fountain for letting, printed with blackcurrant-pie filling over cherry-pie filling, over unmixed raw egg.
    Pews: screenprint, organic, background printed with Hershey's chocolate-flavour syrup and Camp coffee and chicory essence (6:4), with squid ink for lettering.
    Brews: screenprint, organic, split fountain lettering printed with axle grease, over caviar.
    Stews: screenprint, organic, split fountain lettering printed with crushed baked beans, caviar, fresh strawberries, cherry pie filling, mango chutney, tomato paste, crushed daffodils, crushed tulips, and leaves.
    Dues: screenprint, organic, background and lettering printed with Branston Pickle.

  • 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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News, Mews, Pews, Brews, Stews & Dues

The complete portfolio of six organic screenprints in colours, on Silverbrook Antique Finish paper, with full margins, with title page and colophon listing the ingredients used for each print,
62.7 x 83.6 x 3.4 cm (24 5/8 x 32 7/8 x 1 3/8 in.)
all sheets signed, dated '1970' and numbered 23/125 in pencil, also signed and numbered in pencil on the colophon (there were also 25 artist's proofs), published by Editions Alecto (with their inkstamp and reference number on the reverse), London, contained in original red velvet portfolio.

£10,000 - 15,000 

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auctions 12 June 2014 2pm & 6pm