Art market Magazine September 2015

 
Ed Ruscha,
Ed Ruscha, "Psycho spaghetti western #8, 2010-11", acrylic, used motor, oil on canvas, 121.9 x 279.4 cm, signed and dated "ed ruscha 2010-11" on the reverse. This work will be included in a future
volume of Edward Ruscha: catalogue raisonné of the paintings, edited by Robert Dean. Sold for $965,000 in the New York contemporary art evening sale in May 2015 (Phillips). Property from a private American collection.

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dward Joseph Ruscha is an American artist who was born in Omaha, in Nebraska, United States,
in 1937. Edward Ruscha has worked with several media: painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, and film. He is mostly known for his paintings and drawings which include words or phrases, as well as his artist books that greatly influenced the Pop art and conceptual art of the 1960s. Ruscha was born into a Roman Catholic family in Nebraska and showed signs of artistic skills from a very early age, and a particular attraction to cartoons, which he developed as a young adult. In 1941, he moved to Oklahoma City where he lived for 15 years before moving to Los Angeles, California, in 1956. There, he attended the Chouinard Art Institute, the former California Institute of the Arts, where he studied painting, photography and graphic design from 1956 to 1960, under the direction of artists Robert Irwin and Emerson Woelffer. Soon after graduating, he started working for the Carson-Roberts Advertising Agency in Los Angeles as a layout artist, which

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