Edward Ruscha

b. 1937, American

"Anchor in Sand," 1991

Color lithograph on white Rives BFK paper under glass, Paris Review, New York, NY, pub., Hamilton Press, Venice, CA, prntr., the full sheet
Edition 27/100, signed and dated in pencil lower right: Ed Ruscha / '91, numbered in pencil lower left, with the blindstamp for Hamilton Press
21" H x 32" W

  • Literature: Engberg, 213
  • 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 word and image. In the work of art at hand, the typography spelling out ‘Made in California' appears as though it has been squeezed out of a ripe, juicy orange. The fruit itself has ready associations with the California lifestyle.
  • Condition: Generally good condition. The paper with deckled edges. Framed floating and hinged to the back mat. Not examined out of the frame.

    Frame: 28.5" H x 39.5" W x 1" D

Accepted Forms of Payment:

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Money Order / Cashiers Check, Personal Check, Visa, Wire Transfer


Buyers are responsible for arranging their own shipping estimates and deliveries. Moran's in our discretion and as a courtesy to buyers, can arrange to have purchased lots packed, insured and forwarded by a third-party shipper at the request, expense and risk of the buyer. Moran's assumes no responsibility for acts or omissions in such packing or shipping by other packers or carriers, even if recommended by Moran's. Nor does Moran's assume any responsibility for any damage to picture frames or to the glass therein. In circumstances where Moran's arranges for such third-party services, Moran's may apply an administration charge of 15% of that service fee.

June 9, 2021 2:00 PM PDT
Monrovia, CA, US

John Moran Auctioneers

You agree to pay a buyer's premium of up to 25% and any applicable taxes and shipping.

View full terms and conditions

Bid Increments
From: To: Increments:
$0 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $1,999 $100
$2,000 $4,999 $250
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $19,999 $1,000
$20,000 $49,999 $2,500
$50,000 $99,999 $5,000
$100,000 $199,999 $10,000
$200,000 $499,999 $25,000
$500,000 + $50,000