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Vanish by Ed Ruscha

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Edition Size: 50

Sheet Size: 50.7 x 71 cm. cm


Condition: Good

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ED (Edward) RUSCHA (born 1937)

1937 Omaha, Nebraska (American)

Title: Vanish, 1973

Technique: Original Hand Signed, Dated and Inscribed Screenprint in Colours on Arches Wove Paper

Paper size: 50.7 x 71 cm. / 20 x 28 in.

Additional Information: This original screenprint in colours is hand signed in pencil “E. Ruscha” at the lower left sheet edge. It is dated “1973” next to the signature. It is also hand inscribed in pencil ‘Artist’s proof’, at the lower left sheet edge. This is one of 13 artist’s proofs aside from the standard edition of 50. It was printed by Ed Hamilton and co-published by Cirrus Editions and Brooke Alexander Editions, Los Angeles and New York.

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

Reference: Engberg 68

Condition: Very good condition. The sheet slightly toned, verso.


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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