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  • Artist Biography

    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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Rooftops

1961/2004
Four gelatin silver prints.
63.5 x 63.8 cm (25 x 25 1/8 in).
Each signed, dated and numbered 23/35 in pencil and printed label with title, date and number, all on the reverse of the flush-mount.

Estimate
£12,000 - 18,000 

Photographs

17 May 2008, 5pm
London