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If, from: Etc.; If; South; Question & Answer by Ed Ruscha

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Edition Size: 50

Sheet Size: 38.1 x 45.7 cm


Condition: Excellent

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ED (Edward) RUSCHA (born 1937) 1937 Omaha, Nebraska (American)

Title: If, from: Etc.; If; South; Question & Answer, 1991

Technique: Original Hand Signed, Dated and Numbered Lithograph on BFK Rives Wove Paper

Paper size: 38.1 x 45.7 cm. / 15 x 18 in.

Image size: 23.3 x 31.8 cm. / 9.2 x 12.5 in.

Additional Information: This original lithograph is hand-signed in pencil “E. Ruscha” at the lower right margin. It is dated “91” [1991] next to the signature. It is also hand-numbered in pencil from the edition of 50, at the lower left margin. There were also ten artist’s proofs aside from the standard edition. It was printed by Hamilton Press, Venice, California and published by Creative Works Editions, Osaka. This is the second composition of four from the portfolio “Etc.; If; South; Question & Answer”.

Note: Another impression of this work can be found in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Literature: Engberg, S. (1999). Edward Ruscha Editions 1959-1999: Catalogue Raisonné. Minneapolis: Walker Art Centre. Reference: Engberg 208

Condition: Excellent condition.


The Artist

Ed Ruscha

American artist Ed Ruscha is a pioneer of the 1960’s Pop Art movement known for his signature ‘word paintings’, which incorporate text with images of landscapes. Ruscha studied art in Los Angeles after moving from Omaha, Nebraska in 1956 where he explored a variety of media including painting, collage, printmaking, photography and drawing. His work conflates many influences from Jasper John’s Target with Four Faces (1958), to Pop Artists Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. His renowned piece OOF, encapsulates popular culture, cartoons and comic strips he drew upon.

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