Ed Ruscha

(b. 1937)

LAMA set the auction record for any print by Ed Ruscha in the October 12, 2014 Modern Art & Design Auction with Double Standard from 1969 (Lot 75), which realized $206,250.

Lot 204
Ed Ruscha
Zoo
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
September 30, 2018
Lot 205
Ed Ruscha
Fruit-Metrecal Hollywood
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
September 30, 2018
Lot 206
Ed Ruscha
It Is A Go
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
September 30, 2018
Lot 218
Ed Ruscha
Sin
Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
Price Realized: $13,750
June 10, 2018
Lot 219
Ed Ruscha
Drops
Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
Price Realized: $18,750
June 10, 2018
Lot 220
Ed Ruscha
I've Never Seen Two People Looking Healthier
Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000
Price Realized: $25,000
June 10, 2018
Lot 221
Ed Ruscha
Western Vertical
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $7,500
June 10, 2018
Lot 222
Ed Ruscha
Clock
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $26,250
June 10, 2018
Lot 223
Ed Ruscha
Bolt III
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $2,000
June 10, 2018
Lot 224
Ed Ruscha
Zapato-Tiempo
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized: $1,000
June 10, 2018
Lot 225
Ed Ruscha
Names
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $2,600
June 10, 2018
Lot 226
Ed Ruscha
Puddle People
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $4,375
June 10, 2018
Lot 46
Ed Ruscha
Cheese Mold Standard with Olive
Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000
Price Realized: $106,250
February 25, 2018
Lot 47
Ed Ruscha
Jumping Fish
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $6,250
February 25, 2018
Lot 48
Ed Ruscha
Main Street (from Harvey Gantt Portfolio)
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $4,375
February 25, 2018
Lot 243
Ed Ruscha
Mocha Standard
Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000
Price Realized: $125,000
October 22, 2017
Lot 244
Ed Ruscha
Made in California
Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000
Price Realized: $62,500
October 22, 2017
Lot 245
Ed Ruscha
Drops
Estimate: $12,000 - $15,000
October 22, 2017
Lot 246
Ed Ruscha
Group of books (11)
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Price Realized: $11,250
October 22, 2017
Lot 247
Ed Ruscha
Red Ants; Swarm of Red Ants (from Insects) (2)
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $5,312
October 22, 2017
Lot 248
Ed Ruscha
Group of books (10)
Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000
Price Realized: $5,625
October 22, 2017
Lot 249
Ed Ruscha
Bailarina (from in Barcelona Suite/Portfolio California)
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $10,000
October 22, 2017
Lot 250
Ed Ruscha
Miracle
Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000
Price Realized: $16,250
October 22, 2017
Lot 42
Ed Ruscha
Any Town in The U.S.A.
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $5,625
May 21, 2017
Lot 43
Ed Ruscha
Brews
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $3,437
May 21, 2017
Lot 44
Ed Ruscha
Group of books (6)
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
May 21, 2017
Lot 70
Ed Ruscha
Zip Rooster
Estimate: $150,000 - $200,000
Price Realized: $212,500
March 5, 2017
Lot 71
Ed Ruscha
Sin
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $14,375
March 5, 2017
Lot 72
Ed Ruscha
There's No Job Too Small
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Price Realized: $28,750
March 5, 2017
Lot 74
Ed Ruscha
It's Recreational (from World Series)
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $8,125
March 5, 2017
Lot 75
Ed Ruscha
Speed Racer
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $6,250
March 5, 2017
Lot 137
Ed Ruscha
Crescent Heights Becomes Laurel Canyon
Estimate: $150,000 - $200,000
Price Realized: $468,750
October 9, 2016
Lot 139
Ed Ruscha
Drops
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Price Realized: $17,500
October 9, 2016
Lot 141
Ed Ruscha
Bailarina (from in Barcelona Suite/Portfolio California)
Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000
Price Realized: $11,250
October 9, 2016
Lot 142
Ed Ruscha
Reloj de Arena (from in Barcelona Suite/Portfolio California)
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $7,500
October 9, 2016
Lot 143
Ed Ruscha
Glass #7
Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000
Price Realized: $31,250
October 9, 2016
Lot 144
Ed Ruscha
Stay Safe
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized: $1,187
October 9, 2016
Lot 77
Ed Ruscha
Untitled
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Price Realized: $15,000
May 22, 2016
Lot 78
Ed Ruscha
Billy
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized: $1,250
May 22, 2016
Lot 79
Ed Ruscha
I'm Amazed (from Fourteen Big Prints)
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $5,000
May 22, 2016
Lot 80
Ed Ruscha
Green Suds
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $5,312
May 22, 2016
Lot 81
Ed Ruscha
Group of books (6)
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,375
May 22, 2016
Lot 263
Ed Ruscha
Sex
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Price Realized: $10,000
February 21, 2016
Lot 264
Ed Ruscha
Advertisement
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $4,375
February 21, 2016
Lot 265
Ed Ruscha
Untitled
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
Price Realized: $4,375
February 21, 2016
Lot 266
Ed Ruscha
Actual (from That is Right portfolio)
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $5,625
February 21, 2016
Lot 215
Ed Ruscha
Hollywood
Estimate: $75,000 - $100,000
Price Realized: $137,500
October 11, 2015
Lot 216
Ed Ruscha
Cheese Mold Standard with Olive
Estimate: $35,000 - $45,000
Price Realized: $43,750
October 11, 2015
Lot 217
Ed Ruscha
Sin
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $31,250
October 11, 2015
Lot 218
Ed Ruscha
Vowel #58 (U)
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
Price Realized: $40,625
October 11, 2015
Lot 219
Ed Ruscha
Various books (4)
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,375
October 11, 2015
Lot 220
Ed Ruscha
Thirtyfour Parking Lots in Los Angeles
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized: $1,250
October 11, 2015
Lot 221
Ed Ruscha
Made in California
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
Price Realized: $52,500
October 11, 2015
Lot 222
Ed Ruscha
Cheese Circle (from Various Cheeses)
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $5,625
October 11, 2015
Lot 223
Ed Ruscha
Spam (from Seven Products)
Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
Price Realized: $8,125
October 11, 2015
Lot 225
Ed Ruscha
Egg (from Domestic Tranquility Series)
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $4,375
October 11, 2015
Lot 12
Ed Ruscha
Course of Empire
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $6,875
May 17, 2015
Lot 13
Ed Ruscha
Other
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,125
May 17, 2015
Lot 14
Ed Ruscha
Various Small Fires and Milk; Every Building on the Sunset Strip; Crackers (3)
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized: $2,000
May 17, 2015
Lot 1
Ed Ruscha
City
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Price Realized: $31,250
March 1, 2015
Lot 4
Ed Ruscha
Main Street (from Harvey Gantt Portfolio)
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,437
March 1, 2015
Lot 5
Ed Ruscha
Heaven and Hell (2)
Estimate: $18,000 - $25,000
Price Realized: $32,500
March 1, 2015
Lot 6
Ed Ruscha
Bailarina (from Portfolio California)
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $10,000
March 1, 2015
Lot 7
Ed Ruscha
Pico, Flower, Figueroa (from The MOCA Portfolio)
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $5,000
March 1, 2015
Lot 8
Ed Ruscha
Flies (from Insects Portfolio)
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $4,375
March 1, 2015
Lot 9
Ed Ruscha
Red Ants (from Insects Portfolio)
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $4,062
March 1, 2015
Lot 10
Ed Ruscha
Cockroaches (from Insects Portfolio)
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $4,062
March 1, 2015
Lot 11
Ed Ruscha
Pearl Dust Combination (from Insects Portfolio)
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $4,062
March 1, 2015
Lot 75
Ed Ruscha
Double Standard
Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000
Price Realized: $206,250
October 12, 2014
Lot 77
Ed Ruscha
It's Recreational (World series)
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $10,625
October 12, 2014
Lot 78
Ed Ruscha
The World and Its Surroundings (the Global Edition series)
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $5,000
October 12, 2014
Lot 79
Ed Ruscha
Telephone (Archi-Props series)
Estimate: $3,500 - $4,500
Price Realized: $4,375
October 12, 2014
Lot 80
Ed Ruscha
Parts (Archi-Props series)
Estimate: $3,500 - $4,500
Price Realized: $4,375
October 12, 2014
Lot 81
Ed Ruscha
Flies and Frog
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $6,250
October 12, 2014
Lot 82
Ed Ruscha
Untitled
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $2,000
October 12, 2014
Lot 1
Ed Ruscha
Sin
Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
Price Realized: $28,125
May 18, 2014
Lot 2
Ed Ruscha
Edward Ruscha (Ed-Werd Rew-Shay) Young Artist
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized: $937
May 18, 2014
Lot 3
Ed Ruscha
People Yawning (World series)
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $7,500
May 18, 2014
Lot 4
Ed Ruscha
"Billy"
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Price Realized: $875
May 18, 2014
Lot 218
Ed Ruscha
Flies and Frog
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $9,375
February 23, 2014
Lot 219
Ed Ruscha
The World and Its Surroundings (from Global Edition series)
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $4,687
February 23, 2014
Lot 220
Ed Ruscha
Grey Suds
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,750
February 23, 2014
Lot 221
Ed Ruscha
Green Suds
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,437
February 23, 2014
Lot 222
Ed Ruscha
Stranger
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Price Realized: $16,250
February 23, 2014
Lot 223
Ed Ruscha
Fruit-Metrecal Hollywood
Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000
Price Realized: $11,250
February 23, 2014
Lot 224
Ed Ruscha
Tires (from Archi-Props series)
Estimate: $3,500 - $4,500
Price Realized: $6,875
February 23, 2014
Lot 226
Ed Ruscha
If I Was You I'd Do Just Like I Tell You To Do
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,250
February 23, 2014
Lot 227
Ed Ruscha
Group of books (5)
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $5,312
February 23, 2014
Lot 257
Ed Ruscha
L.A.S.F. #1, #2, and #3 (3)
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $16,250
October 13, 2013
Lot 258
Ed Ruscha
Group of Books (4)
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $3,750
October 13, 2013
Lot 259
Ed Ruscha
Anchor in Sand
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $6,875
October 13, 2013
Lot 260
Ed Ruscha
Fruit-Metrecal Hollywood
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $6,875
October 13, 2013
Lot 261
Ed Ruscha
Vowel E
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Price Realized: $25,000
October 13, 2013
Lot 22
Ed Ruscha
Now
Estimate: $18,000 - $22,000
Price Realized: $25,000
May 19, 2013
Lot 23
Ed Ruscha
Jumping Fish
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,750
May 19, 2013
Lot 24
Ed Ruscha
Man Walking Away From It All
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,750
May 19, 2013
Lot 25
Ed Ruscha
Three Daughters
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $3,750
May 19, 2013
Lot 26
Ed Ruscha
Van Ness, Santa Monica, Vine, Melrose
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $5,625
May 19, 2013
Lot 28
Ed Ruscha
Hollywood Collects
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized: $2,125
May 19, 2013
Lot 29
Ed Ruscha
Bolt I
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $1,875
May 19, 2013
Lot 30
Ed Ruscha
Bolt II
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $1,875
May 19, 2013
Lot 31
Ed Ruscha
Every Building on the Sunset Strip
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
Price Realized: $3,750
May 19, 2013
Lot 46
Ed Ruscha
Just an Average Guy
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $6,250
December 16, 2012
Lot 47
Ed Ruscha
Cities (World Series)
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $9,375
December 16, 2012
Lot 48
Ed Ruscha
Two People Temporarily Separated
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $8,750
December 16, 2012
Lot 49
Ed Ruscha
Every Building on the Sunset Strip
Estimate: $500 - $800
Price Realized: $1,062
December 16, 2012
Lot 18
Ed Ruscha
Gallery announcements (6)
Estimate: $10,000 - $12,000
Price Realized: $12,500
October 7, 2012
Lot 19
Ed Ruscha
OK (State II)
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $15,000
October 7, 2012
Lot 20
Ed Ruscha
Pico and Sepulveda
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $8,125
October 7, 2012
Lot 325
Ed Ruscha
Question?
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $10,625
May 6, 2012
Lot 326
Ed Ruscha
The Fan and Its Surroundings (Global Edition Series)
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,750
May 6, 2012
Lot 328
Ed Ruscha
Petroplots Suite: Sunset/PCH
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $4,375
May 6, 2012
Lot 329
Ed Ruscha
It Is A Go
Estimate: $4,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $4,062
May 6, 2012
Lot 330
Ed Ruscha
"Billy"
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Price Realized: $625
May 6, 2012
Lot 164
Ed Ruscha
Carp With Fly
Estimate: $9,000 - $12,000
Price Realized: $15,000
December 11, 2011
Lot 165
Ed Ruscha
Lisp
Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
Price Realized: $12,500
December 11, 2011
Lot 166
Ed Ruscha
Drops
Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
Price Realized: $12,500
December 11, 2011
Lot 168
Ed Ruscha
It's Recreational (from the World Series)
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $7,812
December 11, 2011
Lot 169
Ed Ruscha
Pick, Pan, Shovel
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $4,062
December 11, 2011
Lot 170
Ed Ruscha
Easy and Lonely
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $6,250
December 11, 2011
Lot 171
Ed Ruscha
Book Return
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $3,437
December 11, 2011
Lot 172
Ed Ruscha
"Billy"
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Price Realized: $1,250
December 11, 2011
Lot 167
Ed Ruscha
Hot Shot
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $7,350
October 9, 2011
Lot 208
Ed Ruscha
1984
Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
Price Realized: $10,625
March 6, 2011
Lot 209
Ed Ruscha
Vanish
Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000
Price Realized: $15,000
March 6, 2011
Lot 210
Ed Ruscha
Fruit-Metrecal Hollywood
Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000
Price Realized: $16,250
March 6, 2011
Lot 211
Ed Ruscha
Vowel O (From Vowels: Paintings on Book Covers)
Estimate: $12,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $21,250
March 6, 2011
Lot 212
Ed Ruscha
Hollywood Collects
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,500
March 6, 2011
Lot 213
Ed Ruscha
Bailarina (From Portfolio California)
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Price Realized: $7,500
March 6, 2011
Lot 60
Ed Ruscha
Vowel #58 U (from Vowels: Paintings on Book Covers)
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Price Realized: $18,375
October 17, 2010
Lot 61
Ed Ruscha
Hot Shot (from the portfolio "18 Small Prints")
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $6,737
October 17, 2010
Lot 64
Ed Ruscha
Real Estate Opportunties
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,225
October 17, 2010
Lot 65
Ed Ruscha
Various Small Fires and Milk
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $4,900
October 17, 2010
Lot 67
Ed Ruscha
Crackers
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,163
October 17, 2010
Lot 213
Ed Ruscha
Library & Book Return (2)
Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000
Price Realized: $8,575
May 23, 2010
Lot 216
Ed Ruscha
It Is A Go
Estimate: $4,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $4,287
May 23, 2010
Lot 217
Ed Ruscha
Spattership
Estimate: $4,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $4,593
May 23, 2010
Lot 40
Ed Ruscha
Hollywood Collects
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $900
June 7, 2009
Lot 43
Ed Ruscha
Pico, Flower, Figueroa
Estimate: $4,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,600
June 7, 2009
Lot 44
Ed Ruscha
Here & Now
Estimate: $3,800 - $4,500
Price Realized: $4,200
June 7, 2009
Lot 53
Ed Ruscha
Angel
Estimate: $4,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,900
June 29, 2008
Lot 54
Ed Ruscha
Compass
Estimate: $5,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $5,400
June 29, 2008
Lot 55
Ed Ruscha
Nightsky
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $19,200
June 29, 2008
Lot 56
Ed Ruscha
If
Estimate: $6,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $6,300
June 29, 2008
Lot 57
Ed Ruscha
Sea of Desire
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $5,700
June 29, 2008
Lot 305
Ed Ruscha
Every Building on the Sunset Strip
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $2,700
February 10, 2008
Lot 306
Ed Ruscha
Thirtyfour Parking Lots
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,960
February 10, 2008
Lot 307
Ed Ruscha
Some Los Angeles Apartments
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $3,960
February 10, 2008
Lot 308
Ed Ruscha
A Few Palm Trees
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,920
February 10, 2008
Lot 309
Ed Ruscha
Edward Ruscha (Ed-Werd Rew-Shay) Young Artist
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $2,160
February 10, 2008
Lot 312
Ed Ruscha
Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,200
February 10, 2008
Lot 314
Ed Ruscha
Babycakes With Weights
Estimate: $800 - $1,000
Price Realized: $720
February 10, 2008
Lot 315
Ed Ruscha
Billy (Catalogue for Exhibition of Works by Billy Al Bengston)
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $720
February 10, 2008
Lot 316
Ed Ruscha
Twentysix Gasoline Stations
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,140
February 10, 2008
Lot 320
Ed Ruscha
Some Los Angeles Apartments
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,440
February 10, 2008
Lot 321
Ed Ruscha
Documenta 5 exhibition catalogue
Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized: $312
February 10, 2008
Lot 1
Ed Ruscha
Everybuilding on the Sunset Strip
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $5,100
October 14, 2007
Lot 3
Ed Ruscha
Twentysix Gasoline Stations
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,140
October 14, 2007
Lot 4
Ed Ruscha
Various Small Fires and Milk
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,200
October 14, 2007
Lot 5
Ed Ruscha
Thirtyfour Parking Lots in Los Angeles
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,440
October 14, 2007
Lot 6
Ed Ruscha
Some Los Angeles Apartments
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,200
October 14, 2007
Lot 7
Ed Ruscha
Royal Road Test
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $1,800
October 14, 2007
Lot 8
Ed Ruscha
Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,680
October 14, 2007
Lot 9
Ed Ruscha
Crackers
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $900
October 14, 2007
Lot 10
Ed Ruscha
Real Estate Opportunities
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $2,040
October 14, 2007
Lot 11
Ed Ruscha
A Few Palm Trees
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $900
October 14, 2007
Lot 12
Ed Ruscha
Records
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $2,700
October 14, 2007
Lot 13
Ed Ruscha
Colored People
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $900
October 14, 2007
Lot 14
Ed Ruscha
Hard Light
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,200
October 14, 2007
Lot 18
Ed Ruscha
Spattership
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
Price Realized: $4,800
October 14, 2007
Lot 19
Ed Ruscha
Pepto-Caviar Hollywood
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Price Realized: $9,000
October 14, 2007
Lot 21
Ed Ruscha
Lisp
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
Price Realized: $7,800
October 14, 2007
Lot 212
Ed Ruscha
Some Los Angeles Apartments
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,800
June 3, 2007
Lot 213
Ed Ruscha
Real Estate Opportunities
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $3,300
June 3, 2007
Lot 214
Ed Ruscha
A Few Palm Trees
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,800
June 3, 2007
Lot 185
Ed Ruscha
The Amazing Earth
Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized: $300
December 3, 2006
Lot 162
Ed Ruscha
Pick & Pan
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized: $4,200
June 18, 2006
Lot 163
Ed Ruscha
Main Street (for Harvey Gantt)
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,920
June 18, 2006

About The Artist


Painter, photographer, and printmaker Ed Ruscha conflates the Los Angeles landscape with a deadpan vocabulary to explore our relationship with mass media. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, early on he made his way to Los Angeles after graduating from high school, with ambitions to become a commercial artist. He enrolled in the Chouinard Art Institute (now the California Institute of the Arts) where he began painting under the direction of Robert Irwin and Emerson Woelffer, two artists Ruscha named as influences. During an apprenticeship with Saul Marks at Plantin Press in 1958, he developed a love for manual typesetting and “a respect for pages,” which came to fruition in his photo books Twentysix Gasoline Stations (1963) and Various Small Fires (1964). By 1961 Ruscha left his commercial advertising job to fully devote himself to painting, and only a year later, he was included in the show New Painting of Common Objects, with fellow Pop artists Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Wayne Thiebaud, and Joe Goode at the Pasadena Art Museum.

Ruscha concentrated largely on printmaking during the late 60s as he became more interested in the actual process. His early experience taught him that the printmaking process followed a completely different set of rules compared to creating works on canvas. In 1971, he reused his iconic Hollywood image from 1968, but instead of traditional printer’s ink, he used actual fruit juice from a brand called Metrecal. He later used non-traditional materials such as caviar and Pepto-Bismol. He continued to experiment with the boundaries of genre, evidenced by Vowel #58 U (1996), a painting on the cover of his 1964 book, Various Small Fires. Throughout the next three decades until the present, Ruscha achieved countless solo shows, major international exhibitions, and retrospectives, including Ed Ruscha: Fifty Years of Painting, which opened at the Hayward Gallery in London in 2009 and later traveled to Munich and Stockholm. Ruscha continues to live and work in Los Angeles.

 

“About/Ed Ruscha.” Ed Ruscha. Edward J. Ruscha IV, n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2012.

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