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Ed Ruscha

America Needs Hart (Signed) , 1983

Offset lithograph poster
36 × 24 in
91.4 × 61 cm
Edition of 50
This is part of a limited edition set.
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About the work
Provenance
Alpha 137 Gallery Auction

Long before the Donna Rice sex scandal which would derail his political career half a decade later …

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Long before the Donna Rice sex scandal which would derail his political career half a decade later - in 1983 Gary Hart was a dashingly handsome, idealistic Democratic Senator from Colorado who captured the imagination of many liberals, including artists like Ed Ruscha who designed this campaign poster "America …

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Signature
Boldly signed in black marker lower by Ed Ruscha lower right recto. (front), also bears artist's copyright with printed name.
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Copyright Ed Ruscha, for Americans for Hart
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
Provenance
Alpha 137 Gallery Auction

Long before the Donna Rice sex scandal which would derail his political career half a decade later …

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Long before the Donna Rice sex scandal which would derail his political career half a decade later - in 1983 Gary Hart was a dashingly handsome, idealistic Democratic Senator from Colorado who captured the imagination of many liberals, including artists like Ed Ruscha who designed this campaign poster "America …

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Signature
Boldly signed in black marker lower by Ed Ruscha lower right recto. (front), also bears artist's copyright with printed name.
Publisher
Copyright Ed Ruscha, for Americans for Hart
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.

Ed Ruscha

America Needs Hart (Signed) , 1983

Offset lithograph poster
36 × 24 in
91.4 × 61 cm
Edition of 50
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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