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Red Ants, from: Insects by Ed Ruscha

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Edition Size: 100

Sheet Size: 51 x 68.8 cm. cm


Condition: Excellent

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ED (Edward) RUSCHA (born 1937)

1937 Omaha, Nebraska (American)

Title: Red Ants, from: Insects, 1972

Technique: Original Hand Signed, Dated and Numbered Screenprint on Wove Paper

Paper size: 51 x 68.8 cm. / 20 x 27.1 in.

Additional Information: This original screenprint is hand signed in pencil “E Ruscha” at the lower centre of the image. It is dated “1972” next to the signature. It is also hand numbered in pencil from the edition of 100, at the lower left corner. There were also 15 artist’s proofs aside from the standard edition. It was printed by Styria Studio, New York and published by Multiples Inc., New York in a portfolio of six screenprints. The paper bears the copyright ink stamp of the artist, verso.

Literature:Engberg, S. (1999). Edward Ruscha Editions 1959–1999 Catalogue Raisonné, Volume 2. 2. New York

Reference: Engberg 63

Condition: Excellent condition. Remnants of hinging, 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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