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Ed Ruscha


Auction Closed

September 28, 08:29 PM GMT


300,000 - 400,000 USD

Lot Details


Ed Ruscha

b. 1937


signed and dated 1970 (lower left)

gunpowder and pastel on paper

11 ½ by 29 in.

29.2 by 73.7 cm.

Executed in 1970. 

Contract Graphics, Houston
Acquired from the above in 1971 by the present owner 
Ed Ruscha, They Called Her Styrene, London 2000, n.p., illustrated in color 
Lisa Turvey, ed., Edward Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of the Works on Paper, Volume One: 1956-1976, New Haven 2014, no. D1970.57, p. 271, illustrated in color

Fort Worth Art Center Museum, Contemporary American Art: Los Angeles (from Fort Worth-Dallas Collections), January - February 1972
New York, The Whitney Museum of American Art; Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art; Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, Cotton Puffs, Q-Tips, Smoke and Mirrors: The Drawings of Ed Ruscha, June 2004 - May 2005, p. 17 (text) and pl. 92, p. 134, illustrated in color