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Edward Ruscha
SHADES OF MEANING
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LOT SOLD. 591,000 USD
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MAGNIFICENT GESTURES: MASTERWORKS FROM THE DIAMONSTEIN-SPIELVOGEL COLLECTION FULL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT A NOT-FOR-PROFIT CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

Edward Ruscha
SHADES OF MEANING
Estimate
Irrevocable Bids
Lots with this symbol indicate that a party has provided Sotheby’s with an irrevocable bid on the lot that will be executed during the sale at a value that ensures that the lot will sell. The irrevocable bidder, who may bid in excess of the irrevocable bid, will be compensated based on the final hammer price in the event he or she is not the successful bidder or may receive a fixed fee in the event he or she is the successful bidder. If the irrevocable bidder is the successful bidder, the fixed fee (if applicable) for providing the irrevocable bid may be netted against the irrevocable bidder’s obligation to pay the full purchase price for the lot and the purchase price reported for the lot shall be net of such fixed fee. If the irrevocable bid is not secured until after the printing of the auction catalogue, a pre-lot announcement will be made indicating that there is an irrevocable bid on the lot. If the irrevocable bidder is advising anyone with respect to the lot, Sotheby’s requires the irrevocable bidder to disclose his or her financial interest in the lot. If an agent is advising you or bidding on your behalf with respect to a lot identified as being subject to an irrevocable bid, you should request that the agent disclose whether or not he or she has a financial interest in the lot.
Guaranteed Property
Guaranteed Property. The seller of lots with this symbol has been guaranteed a minimum price from one auction or a series of auctions. If every lot in a catalogue is guaranteed, the Conditions of Sale will so state and this symbol will not be used for each lot.
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LOT SOLD. 591,000 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Edward Ruscha
B.1937
SHADES OF MEANING
signed and dated 1973 
gunpowder on paper
11 1/2 by 29 1/8 in. 29.2 by 74 cm.
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Provenance

Leo Castelli Gallery, New York (LC #D-176)
Corcoran and Greenberg, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida
Private Collection, Florida
Charles Cowles Gallery, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above 

Exhibited

Miami, North Campus Art Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, L.A.: An Exhibition of 15 Artists from the Greater Los Angeles Area, March - April 1975
San Francisco, Modernism: Art of the 20th Century, Ed Ruscha: Early Drawings, October - December 1991

Literature

Ed Ruscha, They Called Her Styrene, London, 2000, n.p., illustrated in color
Lisa Turvey, ed., Edward Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of the Works on Paper, Volume One: 1956-1976, New York, 2014, p. 338, cat. no. D1973.38, illustrated in color

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