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ED RUSCHA | Oaks, Oats

200,000 - 300,000 USD
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  • Ed Ruscha
  • Oaks, Oats
  • signed and dated 1977 on the reverse 
  • pastel on paper


Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in 1999


London, Anthony d’Offay Gallery, Ed Ruscha, June – July 1998
Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art; Rome, Museo Nazionale Delle Arti Del XXI Secolo, Ed Ruscha, March – September 2004
Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Ed Ruscha: Paintings, Drawings, Photographs, Books, November 2004 – January 2005
London, Winfield House (US Ambassador’s residence), Art in Embassies Program, October – November 2011


Ed Ruscha, They Called Her Styrene, London 2000, n.p., illustrated in color
Victoria Dejaco, Stéphane Mallarmés Raumkonzept in zeitgenössischen Positionen: Marcel Broodthaers und Edward Ruscha, Vienna 2011, pl. 48, p. 74 (text), p. 122, illustrated in color
Lisa Turvey, Ed., Edward Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of the Works on Paper, Volume Two, 1977-1997, New York 2018, cat. no. D1977.17, p. 54, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"I see myself working with two things that don't even ask to understand each other. I like the emptiness of things at the same time that I like things that are power-packed." Ed Ruscha