24. Ed Ruscha

24. Ed Ruscha

The artists who power the $1m+ market
The artists who power the $1m+ market

24. Ed Ruscha (b.1937)


Ed Ruscha. Photo: Robert Landau/Alamy

Power Rank: 45

Value and supply

Auction totals

Price confidencePrice momentumAverage lot Price
Percentage of lots sold above low estimateChange in average lot value 2022 to 2023 (H1)Average lot value over the period 2018–23

Sotheby’s private sales

(2018 to H1 2023)
Private sales valueSold lotsAverage price

Bidders by region

Bidders by age

Top 10 artworks sold at auction

(2018 to H1 2023)
1Hurting the Word Radio #21964Christie's New York13 Nov 2019$52.5m
2Annie1962Christie's New York10 Jul 2020$23m
3Burning Gas Station1969Christie's New York11 May 2023$22.3m
4Ripe1967Christie's New York11 Nov 2021$21m
5Cold Beer Beautiful Girls1993Sotheby's New York19 May 2022$18.8m
6I Tried To Forget To Remember1986Sotheby's New York16 May 2019$8.2m
7That Was Then, This Is Now1989Sotheby's New York14 Nov 2018$5.8m
8Dear Friend1989Christie's New York15 May 2019$4.9m
9Liquids, Gases and Solids1989Christie's New York13 Nov 2019$4.6m
10God Knows Where2014Phillips London13 Feb 2020$4.4m

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