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Ed Ruscha
THE WORLD
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175
Ed Ruscha
THE WORLD
Estimate
200,000300,000
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Details & Cataloguing

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Ed Ruscha
B. 1937
THE WORLD
signed and dated 1977 on the reverse
carrot juice on paper
23 by 29 in. 58.4 by 73.7 cm.
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This work will be included in Edward Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of the Works on Paper, Volume 2: 1977-1997, edited by Lisa Turvey (forthcoming in 2018 from Gagosian Gallery/Yale University Press).

Provenance

Collection of Elizabeth McMillian 
Collection of the artist 
Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London 
Sprüth Magers, Berlin 
Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich 
Sprüth Magers, Berlin 
Sender Collection, New York 
Sprüth Magers, Berlin 
Private Collection, Los Angeles
Sotheby’s, New York, 14 November 2013, Lot 270 
Private Collection 
Christie’s, New York, 6 March 2015, Lot 86 
Private Collection, Chicago
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Fort Worth Art Museum, Edward Ruscha: Recent Drawings, December 1977 - January 1978
Lyon, Musée Saint Pierre Art Contemporain, Edward Ruscha, October - November 1985, p. 93, illustrated in color
Munich, Monika  Sprüth Philomene Magers, Ed Ruscha: Gunpowder and Stains, May - June 2000, p. 35, illustrated in color 
Aspen, Casterlnie|Goodman Gallery, Straight from L.A.: Drawings and Paintings by Ed Ruscha, June - July 2015

Literature

Edward Ruscha, Guacamole Airlines and Other Drawings, New York 1980, pl. 79, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"Coming up on any Ruscha word picture if like hitting a rock in the road, a distinct bump...Now that I am looking, a subtle confusion sets in. A Ruscha word picture delicately frustrates the drive of reading, which is the will to comprehend a complete meaning, by presenting the word in a visual manner clamorous with seemingly complementary but actually disruptive suggestions of its own...The effect is uncanny and provocative. My surrender to the experience brings a feather-light intimation of beauty: uncanniness as pleasure, provocativeness as satisfaction."

Peter Schjeldahl in Exh. Cat., New York, Robert Miller Gallery, Edward Ruscha Stains 1971 to 1975, 1992, n.p.

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