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Mixografia
Los Angeles

In his Petroplots Suite, Ed Ruscha depicts aerial views of famous Los Angeles intersections embedded into stone surfaces, referencing the geological diversity of Southern California landscapes. The streets are named in a straightforward manner, but from certain angles, the texture of the handmade paper obscures the …

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Hand-signed by artist, Front bottom
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Petroplots Suite
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Mixografía®
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Ed Ruscha’s expansive oeuvre defies easy categorization, though it’s all infused with a kind of deadpan California cool. Since the 1960s, Ruscha has made photographic books, tongue-in-cheek photo collages, paintings, and drawings that demonstrate a keen interest in language and the idiosyncrasies of life in Los Angeles, where the artist has lived since the 1950s. In his most famous works, he places words and phrases from the colloquial and consumerist vernacular atop photographic images or fields of color—a strategy that situates him within a larger Pop art lineage. Ruscha often paints and draws with unusual materials such as gunpowder, blood, and Pepto Bismol, drawing attention to the deterioration of language and the pervasive clichés in American culture. Ruscha’s work has been exhibited across the globe, and the artist has enjoyed solo shows at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Moderna Museet, in addition to the Venice Biennale, where he represented the United States in 2005. At auction, his work has sold for eight figures.

High auction record
US$52.5m, Christie's, 2019
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Louisiana on Paper: Ed Ruscha - VERYLouisiana Museum of Modern Art
2017
Ed Ruscha: Custom-Built Intrigue: Drawings 1974–1984Gagosian
2016
Ed Ruscha and the Great American Westde Young Museum
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Petroplots Suite: Hollywood/Vine, 2001

Mixografía® print on handmade paper
24 × 32 in
61 × 81.3 cm
Edition of 75
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US$9,000
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Location
Los Angeles
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Mixografia
Los Angeles

In his Petroplots Suite, Ed Ruscha depicts aerial views of famous Los Angeles intersections …

Medium
Condition
Excellent condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Front bottom
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
Frame
Not included
Series
Petroplots Suite
Publisher
Mixografía®
Price ranges of medium-sized prints by Ed Ruscha
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$8,000–$10,000
This work
$0
$42,000+

Ed Ruscha’s expansive oeuvre defies easy categorization, though it’s all infused with a kind of deadpan California cool. Since the 1960s, Ruscha has made photographic books, tongue-in-cheek photo collages, paintings, and drawings that demonstrate a keen interest in language and the idiosyncrasies of life in Los Angeles, where the artist has lived since the 1950s. In his most famous works, he places words and phrases from the colloquial and consumerist vernacular atop photographic images or fields of color—a strategy that situates him within a larger Pop art lineage. Ruscha often paints and draws with unusual materials such as gunpowder, blood, and Pepto Bismol, drawing attention to the deterioration of language and the pervasive clichés in American culture. Ruscha’s work has been exhibited across the globe, and the artist has enjoyed solo shows at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Moderna Museet, in addition to the Venice Biennale, where he represented the United States in 2005. At auction, his work has sold for eight figures.

High auction record
US$52.5m, Christie's, 2019
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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