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Ed Ruscha

A complete & signed collection of Ed Ruscha first edition artists' books, 1963-1978

16 printed and bound artists' books conceived by Ed Ruscha
in
cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
$150,000
Ships from Long Island City, NY, US
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About the work
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Provenance
ARCHEUS/POST-MODERN
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The collection comprises:
Twentysix Gasoline Stations, 1963
National Excelsior-published book by the …

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The collection comprises:
Twentysix Gasoline Stations, 1963
National Excelsior-published book by the artist
From the First Edition of 400
(signed, ‘Ed Ruscha’ in ink on the dedication page)
Most handsome, near fine condition w/ original glassine
Engberg B1

Various Small Fires (and Milk), 1964
Self-published book by the artist

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Condition
All in excellent condition, signed. Rare.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, All signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
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 life in Los Angeles, which he often conveys by placing glib words and phrases from colloquial and consumerist usage atop photographic images or fields of color. Known for painting and drawing with unusual materials such as gunpowder, blood, and Pepto Bismol, Ruscha draws attention to the deterioration of language and the pervasive cliches in pop culture, illustrated by his iconic 1979 painting I Don’t Want No Retro Spective. “You see this badly done on purpose, but the badly-done-on-purpose thing was done so well that it just becomes, let’s say, profound,” he once said. Equally renowned were his photographic books, in which he transferred the deadpan Pop style into series of images of LA—apartments, palm trees, or Twentysix Gasoline Stations (1962), his most famous work.

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About the work
Bibliography
Provenance
ARCHEUS/POST-MODERN
Follow

The collection comprises:
Twentysix Gasoline Stations, 1963
National Excelsior-published book by the …

Read more

The collection comprises:
Twentysix Gasoline Stations, 1963
National Excelsior-published book by the artist
From the First Edition of 400
(signed, ‘Ed Ruscha’ in ink on the dedication page)
Most handsome, near fine condition w/ original glassine
Engberg B1

Various Small Fires (and Milk), 1964
Self-published book by the artist

Read more
Condition
All in excellent condition, signed. Rare.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, All signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Ed Ruscha
American, b. 1937
Follow

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 life in Los Angeles, which he often conveys by placing glib words and phrases from colloquial and consumerist usage atop photographic images or fields of color. Known for painting and drawing with unusual materials such as gunpowder, blood, and Pepto Bismol, Ruscha draws attention to the deterioration of language and the pervasive cliches in pop culture, illustrated by his iconic 1979 painting I Don’t Want No Retro Spective. “You see this badly done on purpose, but the badly-done-on-purpose thing was done so well that it just becomes, let’s say, profound,” he once said. Equally renowned were his photographic books, in which he transferred the deadpan Pop style into series of images of LA—apartments, palm trees, or Twentysix Gasoline Stations (1962), his most famous work.

Ed Ruscha

A complete & signed collection of Ed Ruscha first edition artists' books, 1963-1978

16 printed and bound artists' books conceived by Ed Ruscha
in
cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
$150,000
Ships from Long Island City, NY, US
Free shipping worldwide
Locked
Secure payment
Secure transactions by credit card through Stripe.
Learn more.
Have a question? Read our FAQ or ask a specialist.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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