Ed Ruscha, ‘Various Small Fires’, 1970, Lyndsey Ingram
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Ed Ruscha

Various Small Fires, 1970

Lithograph
16 × 20 in
40.6 × 50.8 cm
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London
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Lyndsey Ingram
London

Printed on white Arches paper by Theo Wujick at Graphicstudio, University of South Florida, Tampa. …

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From the 'Book Covers' series. Signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 30.
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Published by Graphicstudio, Florida
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, ‘Various Small Fires’, 1970, Lyndsey Ingram
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About the work
Lyndsey Ingram
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Printed on white Arches paper by Theo Wujick at Graphicstudio, University of South Florida, Tampa. (Engberg 46)

Medium
Signature
From the 'Book Covers' series. Signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 30.
Publisher
Published by Graphicstudio, Florida
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

Various Small Fires, 1970

Lithograph
16 × 20 in
40.6 × 50.8 cm
Contact For Price
Location
London
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