Important 20th Century Design /04 December 2005

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Ed Ruscha

collection of eleven artist's books
USA

Includes: The Sunset Strip, 1966, 1st printingThirty Four Parking Lots, 1967, 2nd printing from the edition of 2000 copiesRoyal Road Test, 1980, 4th printing from the edition of 1500 copiesCrackers, 1969, 1st printingColored People, 1972, 1st printingReal Estate Opportunities, 1970, 1st printingSome Los Angeles Apartments, 1970, 2nd printing from the edition of 3000 copiesNine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass, 1976, 2nd printing from the edition of 2000 copiesHard Light, 1978, 1st printingVarious Small Fires and Milk, 1970, 2nd printing from the edition of 3000A Few Palm Trees, 1971, 1st printing

estimate: $4,000–5,000
result: $14,400

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Ed Ruscha b. 1937

Ed Ruscha is known for his detached, cool gaze over the American landscape, its vernacular and built environments. He is a leading voice in contemporary art, consistently subverting the aesthetic and conceptual conventions of photography and painting, as well as the mythic narratives surrounding American culture.

Ed Ruscha was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1937 and grew up in Oklahoma City. He moved to Los Angeles in 1956 to attend what is now the California Institute of the Arts. Upon graduating in 1960, Ruscha began working in commercial advertising, putting him in contact with relationships between image and text and the language of consumerism and popular culture. Ruscha’s early drawings and paintings bucked against the prevailing trend of Abstract Expression, depicting wry, irreverent takes on the banality of the urban landscape. In 1962, Ruscha was included in the New Painting of Common Objects show at the Pasadena Art Museum, which is generally considered the first museum exhibition of Pop Art and included works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Wayne Thiebaud.

Auction Results Ed Ruscha

ED RUSCHA, Jet Baby | Wright20.com

Ed Ruscha

Jet Baby
estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $50,000

ED RUSCHA, Communication | Wright20.com

Ed Ruscha

Communication
estimate: $20,000–30,000
result: $24,000

ED RUSCHA, Mint | Wright20.com

Ed Ruscha

Mint
estimate: $10,000–15,000
result: $23,750

ED RUSCHA, Lisp | Wright20.com

Ed Ruscha

Lisp
estimate: $4,000–5,000
result: $21,250

ED RUSCHA, Oxford, Beverly, Western (diptych) | Wright20.com

Ed Ruscha

Oxford, Beverly, Western (diptych)
estimate: $8,000–10,000
result: $18,750

ED RUSCHA, V. | Wright20.com

Ed Ruscha

V.
estimate: $15,000–20,000
result: $16,250

ED RUSCHA, collection of eleven artist's books | Wright20.com

Ed Ruscha

collection of eleven artist's books
estimate: $4,000–5,000
result: $14,400

ED RUSCHA, Roughly 92% Angel, But About 8% Devil | Wright20.com

Ed Ruscha

Roughly 92% Angel, But About 8% Devil
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $12,500

ED RUSCHA, Sin with Olive | Wright20.com

Ed Ruscha

Sin with Olive
estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $11,250

ED RUSCHA, Raw | Wright20.com

Ed Ruscha

Raw
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $10,625

ED RUSCHA, Raw | Wright20.com

Ed Ruscha

Raw
estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $10,000

ED RUSCHA, Every Building on the Sunset Strip | Wright20.com

Ed Ruscha

Every Building on the Sunset Strip
estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $9,375

ED RUSCHA, Country Cityscapes portfolio (six works) | Wright20.com

Ed Ruscha

Country Cityscapes portfolio (six works)
estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $8,750

ED RUSCHA, Drops | Wright20.com

Ed Ruscha

Drops
estimate: $7,000–9,000
result: $8,750

ED RUSCHA, Street Meets Avenue | Wright20.com

Ed Ruscha

Street Meets Avenue
estimate: $4,000–6,000
result: $8,125

ED RUSCHA, Big Dipper Over Desert | Wright20.com

Ed Ruscha

Big Dipper Over Desert
estimate: $1,000–1,500
result: $7,080

ED RUSCHA, Twentysix Gasoline Stations | Wright20.com

Ed Ruscha

Twentysix Gasoline Stations
estimate: $3,000–4,000
result: $6,240

ED RUSCHA, Every Building on the Sunset Strip | Wright20.com

Ed Ruscha

Every Building on the Sunset Strip
estimate: $3,000–4,000
result: $6,000

ED RUSCHA, Rooster | Wright20.com

Ed Ruscha

Rooster
estimate: $4,000–5,000
result: $5,938

ED RUSCHA, All Points Black State | Wright20.com

Ed Ruscha

All Points Black State
estimate: $2,500–3,500
result: $5,398

ED RUSCHA, Baby Cakes (With Weights) | Wright20.com

Ed Ruscha

Baby Cakes (With Weights)
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $5,100

ED RUSCHA, Twentysix Gasoline Stations | Wright20.com

Ed Ruscha

Twentysix Gasoline Stations
estimate: $3,500–4,500
result: $4,200

ED RUSCHA, Lockheed Air Terminal, 2627 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank (from the Parking Lots series) | Wright20.com

Ed Ruscha

Lockheed Air Terminal, 2627 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank (from the Parking Lots series)
estimate: $3,000–5,000
result: $4,062

ED RUSCHA, untitled (from Blank Signs) | Wright20.com

Ed Ruscha

untitled (from Blank Signs)
estimate: $2,000–3,000
result: $3,750

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