Ed Ruscha

American, b. 1937

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Despite being credited with a Pop sensibility, Ed Ruscha defies categorization with his diverse output of photographic books and tongue-in-cheek photo-collages, paintings, and drawings. Ruscha’s work is inspired by the ironies and idiosyncrasies of …

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High auction record
$52.5m, Christie's, 2019
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Hollywood in the Rain, from Hollywood Collects (Engberg M19), 1970
Sold on Jun 9, 2021
$3,187
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Print
Offset lithograph in colors, on wove paper
83.2 x 20.5 cm
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$3,187
Auction Sale
Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
Description
1970 Offset lithograph in colors, on wove paper, signed in pencil, aside from the numbered edition of 220, published by Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, with margins, framed. 8 1/16 x 32 3/4in (20.5 x 83.2cm) sheet 23 1/8 x 35 1/8in (58.7 x 89.2cm)
Hollywood in the Rain, from Hollywood Collects (Engberg M19), 1970
Offset lithograph in colors, on wove paper
Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
$3,187
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Print
83.2 x 20.5 cm
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Auction Sale
Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
Realized Price
$3,187
Description
1970 Offset lithograph in colors, on wove paper, signed in pencil, aside from the numbered edition of 220, published by Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, with margins, framed. 8 1/16 x 32 3/4in (20.5 x 83.2cm) sheet 23 1/8 x 35 1/8in (58.7 x 89.2cm)
1981 - Future, 1980
Sold on May 31, 2021
HK$4,410,000
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Painting
oil on canvas
202.9 x 56.0 cm
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HK$4,410,000
Auction Sale
May 31, 2021
Phillips
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1981 - Future, 1980
oil on canvas
May 31, 2021
Phillips
HK$4,410,000
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Painting
202.9 x 56.0 cm
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May 31, 2021
Phillips
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HK$4,410,000
Rusty Signs, Dead End I, 2014
Sold on May 20, 2021
$13,860
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Print
Mixografia print in colors, on handmade paper
60.8 x 60.8 cm
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$13,860
Auction Sale
May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
The Artist's Eye: The Collection of Tom Levine Mixografia print in colors, 2014, signed in pencil, dated and numbered 32/50 (total edition includes ten artist's proofs), on handmade paper, printed and published by Mixografia, Los Angeles, framed sheet: 608 by 608 mm 23 ⅞ by 23 ⅞ in framed: 725 by 730 mm 28 ½ by 28 ¾ in
Rusty Signs, Dead End I, 2014
Mixografia print in colors, on handmade paper
May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
$13,860
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60.8 x 60.8 cm
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May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$13,860
Description
The Artist's Eye: The Collection of Tom Levine Mixografia print in colors, 2014, signed in pencil, dated and numbered 32/50 (total edition includes ten artist's proofs), on handmade paper, printed and published by Mixografia, Los Angeles, framed sheet: 608 by 608 mm 23 ⅞ by 23 ⅞ in framed: 725 by 730 mm 28 ½ by 28 ¾ in
It's OK—Everything's OK, 1979
Sold on May 13, 2021
$1,472,000
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Painting
oil on canvas
203.2 x 55.9 cm
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$1,472,000
Auction Sale
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
oil on canvas 22 by 80 in. 55.9 by 203.2 cm. Executed in 1979.
It's OK—Everything's OK, 1979
oil on canvas
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
$1,472,000
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Painting
203.2 x 55.9 cm
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May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$1,472,000
Description
oil on canvas 22 by 80 in. 55.9 by 203.2 cm. Executed in 1979.
Just an Average Guy (S. 1979.46, E. 104), 1979
Sold on May 1, 2021
$15,120
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Print
Etching in colors, on Rives BFK paper
90.5 x 22.5 cm
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$15,120
Auction Sale
May 1, 2021
Phillips
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Just an Average Guy (S. 1979.46, E. 104), 1979
Etching in colors, on Rives BFK paper
May 1, 2021
Phillips
$15,120
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90.5 x 22.5 cm
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May 1, 2021
Phillips
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$15,120
Carp (E. 10), 1969
Sold on May 1, 2021
$12,600
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Lithograph in colors, on Arches paper
48.9 x 33.7 cm
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$12,600
Auction Sale
May 1, 2021
Phillips
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Carp (E. 10), 1969
Lithograph in colors, on Arches paper
May 1, 2021
Phillips
$12,600
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48.9 x 33.7 cm
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May 1, 2021
Phillips
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$12,600
Bee?, 1919
Sold on Apr 19, 2021
HK$7,556,000
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Painting
acrylic on shaped canvas
147.32 x 187.64 cm
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HK$7,556,000
Auction Sale
Apr 19, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
Property from an Important Private Collection Ed Ruscha b. 1937 Bee? acrylic on shaped canvas signed and dated 1997-99 187.6 by 147.3 cm. 73⅞ by 58 in.
Bee?, 1919
acrylic on shaped canvas
Apr 19, 2021
Sotheby's
HK$7,556,000
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Painting
147.32 x 187.64 cm
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Apr 19, 2021
Sotheby's
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HK$7,556,000
Description
Property from an Important Private Collection Ed Ruscha b. 1937 Bee? acrylic on shaped canvas signed and dated 1997-99 187.6 by 147.3 cm. 73⅞ by 58 in.
Hollywood, 1968
Sold on Apr 16, 2021
$137,500
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screenprint in colors, on laid paper
101.6 x 31.75 cm
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$137,500
Auction Sale
Apr 16, 2021
Christie's
Description
ED RUSCHA (B. 1937) screenprint in colors, on laid paper, 1968, signed and dated in pencil, annotated 'T.P.' (a trial proof, the edition was 100), published by the artist, with full margins, occasional pinpoint foxing in the margins, otherwise in generally very good condition, framed Image: 12 ½ x 40 ¾ in. (318 x 1035 mm.) Sheet: 17 ½ x 44 ½ in. (445 x 1130 mm.)
Hollywood, 1968
screenprint in colors, on laid paper
Apr 16, 2021
Christie's
$137,500
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101.6 x 31.75 cm
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Apr 16, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
$137,500
Description
ED RUSCHA (B. 1937) screenprint in colors, on laid paper, 1968, signed and dated in pencil, annotated 'T.P.' (a trial proof, the edition was 100), published by the artist, with full margins, occasional pinpoint foxing in the margins, otherwise in generally very good condition, framed Image: 12 ½ x 40 ¾ in. (318 x 1035 mm.) Sheet: 17 ½ x 44 ½ in. (445 x 1130 mm.)
Mocha Standard, 1969
Sold on Apr 16, 2021
$75,000
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Print
screenprint in colors, on wove paper
93.98 x 49.53 cm
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$75,000
Auction Sale
Apr 16, 2021
Christie's
Description
ED RUSCHA (B. 1937) screenprint in colors, on wove paper, 1969, signed and dated in pencil, numbered 98/100 (there were also three artist's proofs), published by the artist, with full margins, pale foxing in places throughout, a soft diagonal scuff in the upper image (primarily visible in raking light), framed Image: 19 1/2 x 37 in. (495 x 939 mm.) Sheet: 25 5/8 x 40 in. (638 x 1016 mm.)
Mocha Standard, 1969
screenprint in colors, on wove paper
Apr 16, 2021
Christie's
$75,000
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Print
93.98 x 49.53 cm
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Auction Sale
Apr 16, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
$75,000
Description
ED RUSCHA (B. 1937) screenprint in colors, on wove paper, 1969, signed and dated in pencil, numbered 98/100 (there were also three artist's proofs), published by the artist, with full margins, pale foxing in places throughout, a soft diagonal scuff in the upper image (primarily visible in raking light), framed Image: 19 1/2 x 37 in. (495 x 939 mm.) Sheet: 25 5/8 x 40 in. (638 x 1016 mm.)
Sea of Desire, 1984
Sold on Apr 16, 2021
$30,000
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lithograph in colors, on Rives BFK paper
3.94 cm
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$30,000
Auction Sale
Apr 16, 2021
Christie's
Description
ED RUSCHA (B. 1937) lithograph in colors, on Rives BFK paper, 1984, signed and dated in pencil, numbered 11/25 (there were also nine artist's proofs), published by the artist, with full margins, pale foxing in places in the margins otherwise in good condition Image: 17 ½ x 25 ¾ in. (445 x 658 mm.) Sheet: 22 ¼ x 30 in. (565 x 762 mm.)
Sea of Desire, 1984
lithograph in colors, on Rives BFK paper
Apr 16, 2021
Christie's
$30,000
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3.94 cm
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Auction Sale
Apr 16, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
$30,000
Description
ED RUSCHA (B. 1937) lithograph in colors, on Rives BFK paper, 1984, signed and dated in pencil, numbered 11/25 (there were also nine artist's proofs), published by the artist, with full margins, pale foxing in places in the margins otherwise in good condition Image: 17 ½ x 25 ¾ in. (445 x 658 mm.) Sheet: 22 ¼ x 30 in. (565 x 762 mm.)