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That is Right

1989

Medium: The complete portfolio of twelve lithographs

Sheet size: 9 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches, each

Printer: Hamilton Press, Venice, CA

Publisher: The Artist

Edition size: 30

Each sheet is signed, dated, and numbered, lower margin

 

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Rusty Signs - Dead End I

2014

Medium: Embossing on paper

Sheet size: 24 x 24 inches

Edition size: 50, plus proofs

Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil, lower margin

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Insects

1972

Medium: The complete portfolio of six screenprints on paper-backed wood veneer, with colophon with original plastic cover portfolio

Sheet size: 20 1/8 x 27 inches

Printer: Stryia Studio, New York

Publisher: Multiples Inc., New York

Edition size: 100

Each sheet is signed, numbered and dated in pencil, lower margin

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City

1969
Medium: Lithograph in brown ink
Sheet size: 17 x 24 inches
Printer: Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Albuquerque, NM
Publisher: Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Albuquerque, NM
Catalogue raisonné: Engberg 19
Edition size: 20, plus proofs
Signed, dated, and numbered, lower margin

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Lisp

1970
Medium: Lithograph
Sheet size: 20 x 28 inches
Printer: Cirrus Editions, Los Angeles
Publisher: Brooke Alexander, New York
Catalogue raisonné: Engberg 43
Edition size: 90, plus proofs
Signed, dated, and numbered, lower margin

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Marble, Olive

1969
Medium: Lithograph
Sheet size: 19 3/4 x 12 inches
Printer: Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Albuquerque, NM
Publisher: Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Albuquerque, NM
Edition size: 20, plus proofs
Signed, dated, and numbered, lower margin 

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Boiling Blood, Fly

1969
Medium: Lithograph
Sheet size: 11 7/8 x 13 11/16 inches
Printer: Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Albuquerque, NM
Publisher: Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Albuquerque, NM
Edition size: 20, plus proofs
Catalogue raisonné: Engberg 27
Signed, dated, and numbered, lower margin 

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Raw

1971
Medium: Screenprint
Sheet size: 16 x 26 inches
Printer: Cirrus Editions, Los Angeles
Publisher: Bernard Jacobson, Ltd., London
Edition size: 90, plus proofs
Catalogue raisonné: Engberg 53
Signed, dated, and numbered, lower margin

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Carp

1969
Medium: Lithograph
Sheet size: 17 x 24 inches
Printer: Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Albuquerque, NM
Publisher: Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Albuquerque, NM
Edition size: 20, plus proofs
Catalogue raisonné: Engberg 10
Signed and numbered, lower margin

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Crackers

1970
Medium: Lithograph
Sheet size: 16.1 x 20.1 inches
Publisher: Graphicstudio, University of South Florida, Tampa
Catalogue raisonné: Engberg 50
Edition size: 30, plus proofs
Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil, lower margin 

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Pepto-Caviar Hollywood

1970
Medium: Screenprint
Sheet size: 15 x 42 3/8 inches
Printer: Cirrus Editions
Publisher: Cirrus Editions, Los Angeles
Edition size: 50, plus proofs
Catalogue raisonné: Engberg 42
Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil, lower margin

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Ed Ruscha was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1937. Ruscha moved permanently to Los Angeles where he attended the Chouinard Art Institute from 1956 to 1960. By the mid sixties, the artist had published his first photography book, Twenty-Six Gasoline Stations, and had completed a series of paintings that displayed with great precision a single word against a flatly lit background. Ruscha first solo exhibition was at the Ferus Gallery in 1963.

In 1971, Ruscha produced his first film entitled Premium soon and continued work on his textual paintings. Some works include such figurative and verbal symbols as egg yolk, blood, and gunpowder.

 

During the eighties, Ruscha executed a series of drawings incorporating vegetable pigment and depicting mysteriously cast light and phrases such as 99% DEVIL, 1% ANGEL. In 1985, Ruscha executed his first public commission, a mural for the Miami Dade Public Library that displays the phrase Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go.

Since 1990, Ruscha has produced several larger works depicting empty rooms into which light projects. He has also experimented more recently with curved canvases. Ed Ruscha's work has been shown internationally for thirty years, and is permanently represented in many major museum collections.

 

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