Lot 31
  • 31

Ed Ruscha

70,000 - 100,000 GBP
170,500 GBP
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  • Ed Ruscha
  • Cherry
  • signed and dated 1967
  • gunpowder on paper
  • 19.7 by 24.8cm.; 7 3/4 by 9 3/4 in.
  • This work will be included in a forthcoming volume of Edward Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of the Works on Paper.


Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco

Graystone Fine Arts, San Francisco

Acquired directly from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

“These gunpowder drawings are quintessential examples of Ruscha’s singular manner of seeing as it had matured through the late 1960s… Ruscha’s translation of an abstract idea into a material but imaginary image through a controlled, invisible execution endows these works with a mysterious, uncanny atmosphere.”

Margit Rowell in: Exhibition Catalogue, New York, Whitney Museum of American Art (and travelling), Cotton Puffs, Q-Tips, Smoke and Mirrors: The Drawings of Ed Ruscha, 2004-05, p. 17.