Ed Ruscha, ‘Documenta 5’, 1972, Kwiat Art
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Ed Ruscha

Documenta 5, 1972

Color lithograph
33 × 23 1/2 in
83.8 × 59.7 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
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Kwiat Art
Los Angeles

A wonderful piece of rare Ed Ruscha ephemera, advertising the 5th in the "Documenta" …

Medium
Posters
Condition
Very good condition. Very mild creasing.
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Druck + Verlag
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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A wonderful piece of rare Ed Ruscha ephemera, advertising the 5th in the "Documenta" series of art exhibitions held in Kassel Germany in 1972. Work ships rolled, with free domestic shipping and $30 international shipping.

Medium
Posters
Condition
Very good condition. Very mild creasing.
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Druck + Verlag
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

Documenta 5, 1972

Color lithograph
33 × 23 1/2 in
83.8 × 59.7 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
Sold
Location
Los Angeles
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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