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    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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The complete set 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 (24 5/8 x 32 7/8 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.

£7,000 - 10,000 

Sold for £10,625

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 22 January 2015 2pm & 6pm