Edward Ruscha

b. 1937, American

"Music," 2014

Color lithograph on Arches Cover Cream paper under glass, Hamilton Press, Venice, CA/Los Angeles Music Center, pubs., Hamilton Press, prntr., the full sheet
Edition 12/60, signed and dated in pencil lower right: Ed Ruscha, numbered in pencil lower left, and blindstamped for the printer, Hamilton Press
Sheet: 22.5" H x 18" W

  • Notes: Ed Ruscha is among the most celebrated Los Angeles pop artists. His oeuvre incorporates cheeky text and glorifies seemingly banal imagery, often with a playful perspective inspired by advertising. In the present work, Ruscha employs his clever sense of humor through the juxtaposition of a regular ledger line of music and a distorted one below, implying cacophonous and dissonant sound. The work recalls experimental twentieth century music such as that of John Cage, as well as his penchant for absurdist imagery and surrealistic tendencies. A copy of the Hamilton Press printing documentation accompanies this lot.
  • Condition: Generally good condition. The paper with deckled edges. Framed floating and hinged to the back mat.

    Frame: 28.25" H x 23.75" W x 1.75" D

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