For SITE’s auction, Ed Ruscha is offering, Lady Joy, 2013. This vibrant acrylic and dry pigment print on paper embodies Ruscha’s iconic use of text.
This work ships from Santa Fe, NM, US.
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Ed Ruscha (b. 1937, Omaha, NE) is an influential voice in postwar American Art. Ruscha was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2013 by Time magazine, describing Ruscha as a “genius” who inspired a generation of artists through his “deadpan inventories of the inconsequential that make banality weirdly captivating”. Ruscha is one of contemporary art’s most significant artists. Known for his use of text as a central image, as well as his groundbreaking photo books, his work today is considered pivotal to the development of the artists’ book as well as conceptual photography. His use of pop imagery, illusionism and surreal nostalgia embodies for many the Los Angeles sensibility, where Ruscha has lived and worked for decades.
Ruscha represented the United States at the 51st Venice Biennial (2005). His work is included in numerous museum collections including: the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the Whitney Museum, New York. A major retrospective of his work, Ed Ruscha: Fifty Years of Painting, was presented at the Hayward Gallery, London; Haus der Kunst, Munich a; and the Moderna Museet, Stockholm in 2009-2010. Artist lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
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Works will be available for shipping after July 22, 2015. **At the request of the artist, the purchaser of this work will need to sign an agreement, directly with the artist, agreeing to grant artist’s “First Right of Refusal” if ever de-acquisitioning the work.**
Online bidding for this work ended on July 16, 2015 at 2:00pm ET.
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