Lot 11
  • 11

ED RUSCHA | True Lady

120,000 - 180,000 USD
187,500 USD
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  • Ed Ruscha
  • True Lady
  • signed and dated 86
  • acrylic on paper


Private Collection, Switzerland
Sotheby's, New York, 18 November 1992, Lot 294A
Wall Gallery, Fukuoka
Acquired from the above by the present owner 


Lisa Turvey, Ed., Edward Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of the Works on Paper, Volume Two: 1977-1997, New Heaven 2019, cat. no. D1986.33, p. 250, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

“The overall effect of these silhouette paintings is of nostalgia and memory. Unlike the widescreen works of the 1970s and early 1980s, which arrived at a way of making paintings via the current technological developments of the cinema, and as such seemed embedded in their own Pop time, the silhouette paintings refer back to classic Hollywood cinema, to film noir and the Western, to a bygone black-and-white era set in the picture palace with the imperfections of the projections and sound systems as a recurring, integral part of the experience.” Kerry Brougher, Exh. Cat., Washington DC, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Ed Ruscha, 2000, p. 173