Ed Ruscha - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | Phillips

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    Walker Art Center/Siri Engberg 207-10

  • 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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Etc.; If; South; and Question & Answer

The complete set of four lithographs in colours, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins,
all I. 23.5 x 31.5 cm (9 1/4 x 12 3/8 in.)
all S. 38.2 x 45.7 cm (15 x 17 7/8 in.)

all signed, dated '91' and numbered 45/50 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Creative Works Editions, Osaka, Japan, all unframed.

£6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for £9,375

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Robert Kennan
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+44 207 318 4075

Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 11 June 2015 2pm & 6pm