Mark Rozzo, "Ed Ruscha Still Has Plenty More to Say About America," Vanity Fair, 30 May 2018 (text)
"Some [words] are found, ready made, some are dreams, some come from newspapers. They are finished by blind faith. No matter if I've seen it on television or read it in the newspaper, my mind seems to wrap itself around that thing until it's done.''
This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is hinged verso intermittently to the mat. Paper stamps are noticeable along the left and right edges. The edges of the sheet are deckled. There is evidence of stray pigment in the white margins throughout, inherent to the work and artist's working method. There is a very faint crease at the very tip of the upper right corner, only noticeable upon close inspection. Framed under Plexiglas. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.