ED RUSCHA | CRENSHAW, ADAMS
Property from the Estate of Patrick McCarthy
signed and dated 1998
acrylic and graphite on lithograph
Sheet: 10 by 8⅛ in. (25.4 by 20.7 cm.)
Framed: 12⅝ by 10¾ in. (32 by 27.3 cm.)
This work is in excellent condition overall. The sheet is hinged at the edges of the reverse to the backing board. The edges are deckled. Framed under Plexiglas.
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Artwalk Benefit Auction, New York, 21 November 1999, Lot 18
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
“[Ruscha] adapts the Jefferson grid of American city-planning to the conceptual grid of European modernist painting and acknowledges the dissonance between them.”
(Dave Hickey, Ed Ruscha: Metro Plots, Gagosian Beverly Hills 1998, n.p.)