Ed Ruscha - Evening & Day Editions London Thursday, September 10, 2020 | Phillips

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    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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Lithograph with hand-colouring in Revlon Blush of Mauve lipstick by Samantha Eggar, on Arches paper, with full margins.
I. 15.8 x 24.8 cm (6 1/4 x 9 3/4 in.)
S. 30.9 x 40 cm (12 1/8 x 15 3/4 in.)

Signed, titled, dated and numbered 'A.P. 9' in pencil, the edition was 20 numbered AP 1 - AP 20 (there were also 7 artist's proofs numbered AP 21-27), published by Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York, unframed.

£2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for £2,375

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 10 September 2020