Anchor in Sand

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  • Literature

    Walker Art Center/Siri Engberg 213

  • Artist Bio

    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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Ed Ruscha

Anchor in Sand

1991
Lithograph, on BFK Rives paper, the full sheet,
S. 53.2 x 81.2 cm (20 7/8 x 31 7/8 in.)
signed, dated '91' and numbered 94/100 in pencil (there were also 15 artist's proofs), published by The Paris Review, New York, unframed.

Estimate
£1,000 - 1,500 

sold for £3,250

Contact Specialist
Robert Kennan
Head of Sale, Editions
London
+44 207 318 4075

Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 22 January 2015 2pm & 6pm