Anthology Film Archives Benefit and Auction
2 March, 2017
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Ed Ruscha
Fade to Black, 2015

Dry pigment, acrylic on paper

11 1/4 x 15” (28.6 x 38.1 cm)

Signed on front, bottom right

Estimate: $70,000 - 90,000

SOLD for $110,000

Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery

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Ed Ruscha
Medium dry pigment, acrylic and pencil on paper
Year of Work 2015
Size 11 1/8 x 15 in. (28.3 x 38.1 cm.)
Sale of. Sotheby's New York: Thursday, March 3, 2016 [Lot 00241] Contemporary Curated
Estimate 50,000 - 70,000 USD
Sold For 87,500 USD Premium

artist biography

Ed Ruscha IV (b. 1937) is an American artist associated with the pop art movement. He has worked in the media of painting, printmaking, drawing, photography and film. Ruscha lives and works in Culver City, LA. Ruscha achieved recognition for paintings incorporating words and phrases and for his many photographic books, all influenced by the deadpan irreverence of the Pop Art movement. His textual, flat paintings have been linked with both the Pop Art movement and the Beat Generation. In 2010, during British prime minister David Cameron's 1st visit to Washington, President Barack Obama presented him with a signed two-colour lithograph by Ruscha, Column With Speed Lines (2003), chosen for its red, white and blue colors.

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