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Ed Ruscha Art

American, b. 1937

Indisputably one of the most iconic American artists of the 20th century, Ed Ruscha has built a formidable body of work by staking a claim on the deceptively simple intersection of text and image, superimposing elliptical phrases (or, often, single words) over West Coast landscapes to create prints and paintings that can be read instantaneously yet evade easy understanding.

Alongside artists like Robert Irwin and Billy Al Bengston, Ruscha was a pioneer of the 1960s Los Angeles art scene as part of the famed Ferus Gallery. His embrace of Hollywood vernacular and the open Western road have tied him as closely to the identity of L.A. art as Jackson Pollock is to that of New York.

Coming to California in 1956 at the age of 18, Ruscha intended to become a commercial painter but found himself drawn to fine art, over time being shaped by three galvanizing influences: Marcel Duchamp, Pop art and the movies.

Meeting Duchamp when the Pasadena Art Museum (now the Norton Simon Museum) hosted the French Conceptual artist's first U.S. show, Ruscha was especially affected by his use of "readymade" objects and imagery, rendered unfamiliar through unexpected titles or text. Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup can paintings, meanwhile, were shown for the first time at the Ferus Gallery in 1962, opening up new vistas for Ruscha. Movies, then, provided another inspiration through their use of title cards, placing graphic text over filmic shots — The End, for instance — for maximum impact.

Ruscha began his famous series of word paintings in the 1960s, depicting various views of the Hollywood sign and the logos of studios like 20th Century Fox, but also roadside views like the Standard Oil stations dotting L.A.'s freeways. Over time these became more abstracted, pinning ambiguous, free-floating phrases (Wall Rockets is a famous example) to natural vistas, scenes of highways, or monochrome backgrounds. Beginning in about 1980, the artist began using a sharp font he designed himself, called Boy Scout Utility Modern.

A master printmaker who also works across the mediums of books, drawing, photography and even film — in 2009 he starred in a movie directed by the artist Doug Aitken — Ruscha has been an influence on a staggering array of artists, including Stephen Shore, Christopher Wool and Anselm Kiefer.

Ruscha's work has been featured in dozens of exhibitions around the world, including "Ed Ruscha: 50 Years of Painting" at London's Hayward Gallery (2009), "Ed Ruscha: Made in Los Angeles" at Madrid's Reina Sofia in 2002, a 2000 retrospective at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, a survey of his works-on-paper at the J. Paul Getty Museum in 1998, and a 1982 retrospective that traveled to the Whitney Museum. In 2005 he represented the United States at the 51st Venice Biennale, and in 2009 he received a National Arts Award.

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Artist: Ed Ruscha
Ed Ruscha 'Note' Signed Five Color Screenprint on Sandpaper 2017
By Ed Ruscha
Located in Miami, FL
ED RUSCHA (1937-Present) Ed Ruscha's piece 'Note' is 2017 five color screenprint on sandpaper. This piece is signed, dated and numbered 79/85 in pencil, published by Gemini G.E.L. i...
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2010s Contemporary Ed Ruscha Art

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Screen

Oklahoma-E (hand signed offset lithograph from the limited edition of only 10)
By Ed Ruscha
Located in New York, NY
Ed Ruscha Oklahoma-E, 2021 Hahnemuhle Fine Art Pearl 285 gsm bright white, slightly textured alpha cellulose paper (Hand signed by Ed Ruscha) Signed and dated in blue ink pen by Ed R...
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2010s Pop Art Ed Ruscha Art

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Lithograph, Offset, Ink

Science Is Truth Found Out
By Ed Ruscha
Located in London, GB
Silk twill scarf in colours. Edition of 500. Numbered and digitally signed. Within original presentation box. Gagosian Gallery / (RED)ition 2022.
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2010s Contemporary Ed Ruscha Art

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Textile

Hollywood in the Rain, (Catalogue Raisonne: Engberg, M19) Signed/N print, Framed
By Ed Ruscha
Located in New York, NY
Ed Ruscha Hollywood in the Rain (Engberg, M19), 1970 Color offset lithograph on wove paper Signed and numbered 104/220 in pencil below image Frame included: held in a museum quality ...
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1970s Pop Art Ed Ruscha Art

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Lithograph, Offset, Pencil, Graphite

All Points, Color lithograph on Somerset paper, signed/n 143/150, text art
By Ed Ruscha
Located in New York, NY
Ed Ruscha All Points, 2008 Color lithograph on Somerset paper Pencil signed, dated and numbered 143/150 by Ed Ruscha on the front; publishers' blind stamp and ink stamp on the back ...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Ed Ruscha Art

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Lithograph, Pencil

Ed Ruscha, L.C. (from Leo Castelli 90th Birthday), 1997, Pop Art, Signed Print
By Ed Ruscha
Located in Hamburg, DE
Ed Ruscha (American, born 1937) L.C., from Leo Castelli 90th Birthday, 1997 Medium: Screenprint in colors, on Somerset Velvet paper Dimensions: 94.2 x 68.8 cm (37 1/8 x 27 1/8 in) Ed...
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Late 20th Century Pop Art Ed Ruscha Art

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Screen

Ed Ruscha - A Particular Kind of Heaven
By Ed Ruscha
Located in Central, HK
Ed Ruscha A Particular Kind Of Heaven, 1983 Offset lithograph on paper 24 × 36 1/5 in 61 × 92 cm
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2010s Ed Ruscha Art

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Paper

Ed Ruscha, Babycakes with Weigths: Conceptual Art, Contemporary Art, Pop Art
By Ed Ruscha
Located in Hamburg, DE
Ed Ruscha (American, b. 1937) Babycakes with Weigths, 1970 Medium: Artist's book, offset printed (white paper, blue paper with green flocking, pink satin ribbon) Dimensions: 19 × 15....
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20th Century Pop Art Ed Ruscha Art

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Paper, Cardboard

Once in a Lifetime (rare theatrical poster from mid 1970s designed by Ed Ruscha)
By Ed Ruscha
Located in New York, NY
Ed Ruscha Once in a Lifetime, 1975 Offset lithograph poster on thin board Frame included: This work is elegantly floated and framed in a museum quality white wood frame with UV plexi...
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1970s Pop Art Ed Ruscha Art

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Lithograph, Offset, Board

Ed Ruscha, He Up and Went Downtown, Porcelain Plate, 2020
By Ed Ruscha
Located in London, GB
Ed Ruscha, He Up and Went Downtown, Porcelain Plate, 2020 Porcelain plate From a limited edition of 175 10.5 × 10.5 in (26.7 × 26.7 cm) NOTES: The only edition to date from Ruscha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Ed Ruscha Art

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Porcelain

Ed Ruscha, A Particular Kind Of Heaven, 1983
By Ed Ruscha
Located in Manchester, GB
Ed Ruscha, A Particular Kind Of Heaven, 1983 Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco exhibition poster Offset lithograph on paper 61 x 92cm (24 x 36in) Pristine condition
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2010s Contemporary Ed Ruscha Art

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Lithograph

EE-NUF! Anti-Trump, pro-choice, anti-pollution poster (hand signed by Ed Ruscha)
By Ed Ruscha
Located in New York, NY
Ed Ruscha EE-NUF! (hand signed by Ed Ruscha), 2020 Color lithographic poster on wove paper (hand signed by Ed Ruscha) Boldly signed by Ed Ruscha in black marker on the front 32 1/4 ×...
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2010s Contemporary Ed Ruscha Art

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Permanent Marker, Offset, Lithograph

Ed Ruscha, Some Los Angeles Apartments - Artist's Book, Conceptual Art, Pop Art
By Ed Ruscha
Located in Hamburg, DE
Ed Ruscha (American, b.1937) Some Los Angeles Apartments, 1965/1970 Medium: Artist’s book (black offset printing on 100 lb. white Vicksburg Vellum text paper) Dimensions: 17.8 x 14 x...
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20th Century Conceptual Ed Ruscha Art

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Offset

Signed Edition by ED RUSCHA OKLAHOMA 2021 Hardcover Catalog Contemporary Art
By Ed Ruscha
Located in Draper, UT
OKLA 2021 Catalog: Limited edition of 100 copies signed by artist Ed Ruscha This fully illustrated catalogue documents the landmark exhibition as installed at Oklahoma Contemporary...
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2010s Contemporary Ed Ruscha Art

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Archival Paper

Science is Truth Found Out
By Ed Ruscha
Located in Boston, MA
Artist: Ruscha, Edward Title: Science is Truth Found Out Series: (RED)ition Winter 2022 Date: 2022 Medium: Silk twill scarf Unframed Dimensions: 51.25" x 51.25" Comes folded i...
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2010s Contemporary Ed Ruscha Art

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Textile, Silk

Ed Ruscha, Note - Contemporary Art, Pop Art, Signed Print
By Ed Ruscha
Located in Hamburg, DE
Ed Ruscha (American, born 1937) Note, 2018 Medium: Screenprint on sandpaper, on cardboard Dimensions: 23 x 28 cm (9 x 11 in) Edition of 85: Hand-signed, dated and numbered Condition:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Ed Ruscha Art

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Screen

A Particular Kind of Heaven towel
By Ed Ruscha
Located in Washington , DC, DC
A Particular Kind of Heaven towel
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Ed Ruscha Art

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Cotton

Hardback Monograph: hand signed and inscribed to ex owner of 20th Century Fox
By Ed Ruscha
Located in New York, NY
Ed Ruscha Ed Ruscha, Hand Signed and inscribed to Marvin Davis, former owner of 20th Century Fox, and his wife Barbara, 2000 Hardback illustrated monograph (book) with color plates. ...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Ed Ruscha Art

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Ink, Mixed Media, Offset, Board

Paris Review -- Hand-printed Lithograph, Text Art by Ruscha
By Ed Ruscha
Located in London, GB
Paris Review, 2021 Ed Ruscha Hand-printed lithograph with torn and deckle edges Signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 50 Sheet: 45.7 × 29.2 cm (18 × 11.5 in)
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1970s Contemporary Ed Ruscha Art

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Lithograph

Ed Ruscha 'Mews' Organic Screenprint 1970
By Ed Ruscha
Located in Miami, FL
ED RUSCHA (1937-Present) Organic screenprint, signed, dated and numbered to lower left ‘28/125 E. Ruscha 1970’. This work is number 28 from the edition of 1...
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1970s Contemporary Ed Ruscha Art

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Screen

Kerouac's On the Road (10 sandwiches with bread and salami), SIGNED by Ed Ruscha
By Ed Ruscha
Located in New York, NY
Ed Ruscha On the Road (10 sandwiches with bread and salami) (Hand signed and dated by Ed Ruscha), 2010 Letterpress on paper with tipped-in die-cut photograph Hand signed and dated 20...
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2010s Pop Art Ed Ruscha Art

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Etching, Mixed Media, Pencil, Lithograph, Offset

Ed Ruscha, Various Small Fires and Milk - Pop Art, Conceptual Art, Artist's Book
By Ed Ruscha
Located in Hamburg, DE
Ed Ruscha (American, b.1937) Various Small Fires and Milk, 1964/1970 Medium: Artist’s book (48 pages), glassine dust jacket Dimensions: 17.8 x 14.2 cm Second edition (1970): 3000 unn...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Ed Ruscha Art

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Paper

Ed Ruscha, Sweet Taters - Limited Edition Plate, Pop Art, Conceptual Art
By Ed Ruscha
Located in Hamburg, DE
Ed Ruscha (b. 1937) Sweet Taters, 2021 Medium: Fine bone china plate 10 7/10 in diameter 27.3 cm diameter Edition of 250: Printed signature and edition details on verso Condition: E...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Ed Ruscha Art

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Porcelain

GOD (signed and numbered from the limited edition of 50, in Artist's Frame)
By Ed Ruscha
Located in New York, NY
Ed Ruscha GOD, 2010 Digital Light Jet Print in Artist-Designed Frame Edition 48/50 Hand-signed by artist, Signed, numbered and dated 48/50 by Ed Ruscha in ink on the back Provenance...
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2010s Pop Art Ed Ruscha Art

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Inkjet, Felt Pen

Every Building on the Sunset Strip, 1st Edition, Signed & inscribed w/provenance
By Ed Ruscha
Located in New York, NY
“I don’t have any Seine River like Monet, I’ve just got US 66 between Oklahoma and Los Angeles.” — Ed Ruscha An example of this rare Artist Book was exhibited prominently at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for the 2023-4 Ed Ruscha retrospective. Keep scrolling right of header image to see installation photographs of that exhibit to show how MoMA displayed this accordion style book with slipcase. (the last images) This is the 1966 true 1st Edition of Ed Ruscha's groundbreaking self-published artist book "Every Building on Sunset Strip." The book itself was published in an unsigned edition of 1000. However, in 1980, exceptionally, Ruscha hand signed and beautifully inscribed this book in red ink to football legend Joe Fields. (Joseph Charles Fields Jr. is an American former professional football player who was a center and guard in the National Football League for the New York Jets and the New York Giants.) This book is also in the original slipcase. Dimensions slip case: 7 5/16 x 5 13/16 x 9/16" (18.5 x 14.7 x 1.5 cm) This historic limited edition Artists Book is in the permanent collection of the Getty Museum in California which explains its importance as follows: In the 1960s, Ed Ruscha more or less reinvented the artist’s book. By turning away from the craftsmanship and luxury status that typified the livre d’artiste in favor of the artistic idea or concept, expressed simply through photographs and text, Ruscha opened the genre to the possibilities of mass-production and distribution. The 25-foot length of the accordion-folded Every Building on the Sunset Strip affords the viewer two continuous photographic views of the mile and a half section of this landmark stretch of Sunset, one for each side of one of the city’s landmark thoroughfare. Among many other institutions, it also in the permanent collection of MOMA, which describes "Every Building on the Sunset Strip" thus: Ruscha's photography books are antithetical to the traditional limited-edition livre d'artiste, or artist's book. Their banal subject matter and documentary style are indebted to the remarkable pictures of signs and vernacular architecture that American photographer Walker Evans made in the 1930s, but their deadpan, cool aesthetic is radically different. While each book chronicles an aspect of Los Angeles or the artist's round-trip drives between LA and Oklahoma, their use of photography as a form of map-making or topographical study signals a conceptual, rather than documentary, thrust. Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999, Catalogue Raisonné, Engberg, vol. 1, ppg. 84-85 and vol. 2, pg. 124, no. B4 Publisher: Dick de Ruscha...
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1960s Pop Art Ed Ruscha Art

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Foil

OLD SMOBILE (Hand signed and inscribed to famous California native Stan Smith)
By Ed Ruscha
Located in New York, NY
Ed Ruscha OLD SMOBILE (Hand signed and inscribed to famous California native Stan Smith), 1989 Limited Edition Softcover monograph (Hand signed and inscribed to famous California nat...
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1980s Pop Art Ed Ruscha Art

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Paper, Acrylic Polymer, Ink, Mixed Media, Lithograph, Offset

Documenta 5 (Engberg 66) early 1970s screenprint signed/N for Kassel art show
By Ed Ruscha
Located in New York, NY
Ed Ruscha Documenta 5 (Engberg 66), 1972 Color silkscreen on wove paper Pencil signed and numbered from the limited edition of 150 on the front; the artist's copyright ink stamp and ...
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1970s Contemporary Ed Ruscha Art

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Pencil, Screen

Ed Ruscha - America Whistles, 1975, Signed Lithograph, Pop Art, Conceptual Art
By Ed Ruscha
Located in Hamburg, DE
Ed Ruscha (American, born 1937) America Whistles (from America: The Third Century), 1975 Medium: Lithograph on wove paper Dimensions: 76.3 x 57 cm Edition of 200 + 25 AP + 25 HC: Han...
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20th Century Pop Art Ed Ruscha Art

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Lithograph

Ed Ruscha, Insect Slant (Ants) - Lithograph and Screenprint, 1973, Signed Print
By Ed Ruscha
Located in Hamburg, DE
Ed Ruscha (American, born 1937) Insect Slant (Ants), from Reality and Paradoxes, 1973 Medium: Lithograph and screenprint, on Rives BFK paper Dimensions: 55.9 x 76.2 cm (22 x 30 in) E...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Ed Ruscha Art

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Lithograph, Screen

Sex
By Ed Ruscha
Located in Greenwich, CT
Sex is a lithograph on paper, image size 28 x 35.5 inches, signed 'Ruscha' lower right and annotated 20/30 lower left, framed in a contemporary wood frame. From the edition of 33, n...
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20th Century Pop Art Ed Ruscha Art

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Lithograph, Paper

Chicago International Art Exposition poster (Hand Signed by Ed Ruscha)
By Ed Ruscha
Located in New York, NY
Ed Ruscha Chicago International Art Exposition (Hand Signed by Ed Ruscha), 1983 Offset Lithograph. Pencil Signed and dated. Unframed. Signed and dated by Ed Ruscha in graphite pencil...
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1980s Pop Art Ed Ruscha Art

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Lithograph, Offset

Reading Ed Ruscha (Hand Signed by Ed Ruscha), Lt. Ed. European poster with books
By Ed Ruscha
Located in New York, NY
Ed Ruscha Reading Ed Ruscha (Hand Signed by Ed Ruscha), 2012 Offset Lithograph Poster Boldly signed in black marker by Ed Ruscha on the lower front, edition of approx. 50 (unnumbered...
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2010s Pop Art Ed Ruscha Art

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Lithograph, Offset, Ink

Some Los Angeles Apartments - Artist Book published in a limited edition of 3000
By Ed Ruscha
Located in New York, NY
Ed Ruscha Some Los Angeles Apartments, 1970 Softback monograph with stiff wraps Second Edition Limited Edition of 3000 (the first edition in 1968 was 700) Not Signed 7 × 5 1/2 inches...
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1970s Pop Art Ed Ruscha Art

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Lithograph, Offset, Mixed Media, Paper

Science is Truth Found Out (Red), Limited Edition signed scarf: 51.25 Sq inches
By Ed Ruscha
Located in New York, NY
Ed Ruscha Science is Truth Found Out (Red) Limited Edition scarf , held in bespoke box, 2022 Limited Edition 100% silk twill scarf, bearing Ruscha's authorized signature on both the ...
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2010s Pop Art Ed Ruscha Art

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Screen, Cotton, Mixed Media, Silk

EE-NUF! signed & numbered 31/50, anti-Pollution anti Fascism & anti-Trump print
By Ed Ruscha
Located in New York, NY
Ed Ruscha EE-NUF!, 2020 Offset lithograph Hand signed and numbered 31/50 in pencil by Ed Ruscha on the front; accompanied by documentation issued by Gagosian Gallery 23 1/2 × 18 inch...
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2010s Pop Art Ed Ruscha Art

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Lithograph, Offset, Pencil

CHEESE MOLD STANDARD WITH OLIVE
By Ed Ruscha
Located in Aventura, FL
Screenprint in colors on wove paper. Hand signed, dated and numbered 'AP' by the artist (main edition of 150 plus 10 artist proofs made). Image size 19.5 x 37 inches. Sheet size 25.7...
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1960s Contemporary Ed Ruscha Art

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Screen

Zoot Soot
By Ed Ruscha
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Ed Ruscha Zoot Soot, 2015 Dye cut letterpress on HMP with color threads 11 x 14 inches Numbered out of 40 in the lower left corner Signed by the artist in lower right corner Dedicat...
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2010s Ed Ruscha Art

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Other Medium

Cactus Omelette by Ed Ruscha
By Ed Ruscha
Located in London, GB
Cactus Omelette by Ed Ruscha 2019 Screenprint on cotton 28 × 26 2/5 in 71 × 67 cm Edition of 100 Condition - Excellent, 'as new' condition Ed Ruscha is an American artist ce...
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2010s Contemporary Ed Ruscha Art

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Cotton, Screen

Vanish
By Ed Ruscha
Located in London, GB
This original screenprint in colours is hand signed in pencil “E. Ruscha” at the lower left sheet edge. It is dated “1973” next to the signature. It is also hand inscribed in pencil ‘Artist...
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1970s Pop Art Ed Ruscha Art

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Screen

Gal Chews Same Gum Since 1965 offset lithograph poster, Hand signed by Ed Ruscha
By Ed Ruscha
Located in New York, NY
Ed Ruscha Paintings (Hand signed by Ed Ruscha), 2014 Offset lithograph poster (Hand signed on the front) Published by Gagosian Gallery, Rome 26 × 27...
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2010s Pop Art Ed Ruscha Art

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Offset, Permanent Marker, Lithograph

The Amazing Earth, recyclable bag, in gift box hand signed twice by Ed Ruscha
By Ed Ruscha
Located in New York, NY
Ed Ruscha The Amazing Earth, in gift box hand signed twice by Ed Ruscha, ca. 2017 Re-usable ocean bag created from 5 intercepted plastic bottles. In presentation box, uniquely hand s...
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2010s Pop Art Ed Ruscha Art

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Plastic, Mixed Media

20th LA Film Festival poster (Hand Signed by Ed Ruscha), fine provenance
By Ed Ruscha
Located in New York, NY
Ed Ruscha 20th LA Film Fest (Hand Signed), 2014 Limited Edition Offset Lithograph. Hand signed by Ed Ruscha, with the artist's copyright 36 × 24 inches Boldly signed on the front in...
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2010s Contemporary Ed Ruscha Art

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Offset, Felt Pen

20th Century Fox (Hand Signed) offset lithograph card
By Ed Ruscha
Located in New York, NY
ED RUSCHA 20th Century Fox (Hand Signed), 2004 Offset lithograph card. Hand signed in black marker by Ed Ruscha on the front Frame included: Gorgeously framed with different colore...
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Early 2000s Pop Art Ed Ruscha Art

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Offset, Permanent Marker, Lithograph

Historic rare Ed Ruscha Leo Castelli Gallery exhibition offset lithograph poster
By Ed Ruscha
Located in New York, NY
Edward Ruscha: New Paintings, Leo Castelli Gallery, 1980 Offset lithograph poster 22.5 x 18 inches Unframed Published by Leo Castelli Gallery Good vintage condition with some handli...
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1980s Pop Art Ed Ruscha Art

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Lithograph, Offset

Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass (Hand signed by Ed Ruscha)
By Ed Ruscha
Located in New York, NY
Ed Ruscha Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass (HAND SIGNED), 1976 Limited Edition Artist's Book Boldly signed by Ed Ruscha on the first front end page 7 × 5 1/2 inches This is the...
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1970s Pop Art Ed Ruscha Art

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Lithograph, Offset, Ink, Mixed Media

L:os Angeles Bicentennial: 200 Years Old (hand signed & numbered by Ed Ruscha)
By Ed Ruscha
Located in New York, NY
Ed Ruscha 200 Years Old, 1980 Offset lithograph Hand signed and numbered 132/425 by Ed Ruscha in graphite pencil on the front 30 1/2 × 25 inches Unframed This is a quintessential Los Angeles print...
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1980s Pop Art Ed Ruscha Art

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Lithograph, Offset, Pencil, Graphite

"The End" Ed Ruscha Lithograph
By Ed Ruscha
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Signed, numbered (17/50), 1991, three-color lithograph by superstar American artist, Ed Ruscha (b. 1937). Printed by Hamilton Press, Venice, CA. Pop-Art sensibility and Hollywood-...
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1990s Ed Ruscha Art

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Paper, Ink

Insect Slant
By Ed Ruscha
Located in New York, NY
This lithograph, signed and numbered, and produced in an edition of 100 by Ed Ruscha is offered by CLAMP in New York City.
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1970s Contemporary Ed Ruscha Art

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Lithograph

"IF" Lithograph by Ed Ruscha
By Ed Ruscha
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Framed, “IF” Ed Ruscha (American artist. B. 1937). Lithograph in color on Arches Cover Buff paper. Signed and dated 2000 in pencil and marked "printers proof". Published by Cirru...
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Early 2000s Modern Ed Ruscha Art

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Paper, Ink

Some Los Angeles Apartments
By Ed Ruscha
Located in New York, NY
Ed Ruscha Some Los Angeles Apartments (Unsigned), 1965 True First Edition Artist Book: Stated Limited Edition of only 700 7 × 5 1/2 inches Unframed A rare and elusive 1960s Artist Book. Makes a terrific gift. This is a TRUE 1965 1st Edition of only 700 stated copies. (NOT to be confused with the second edition in 1970 which was published in a much larger edition of 3000 and NOT to be confused with an eponymous 1990 Whitney Museum publication.) A must have for Ruscha Fans. SOME LOS ANGELES APARTMENTS. Los Angeles: Self-Published, 1965. True First Edition Printed Wrappers with Glassine. Original Artist's Book. This marvelous vintage 1965 48 page book features 34 black and white illustrations and is in surprisingly fine condition. "Some Los Angeles Apartments" is Ed Ruscha's third artist book - a wry yet heartfelt photographic survey of the subtle beauty of the post-war Southern California rental property construction boom. A spectacularly bright, most handsome example of the uncommon 1965 first edition (entry B3 in Siri Engberg's "Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999" which is also cited on page 141 of Martin Parr and Gerry Badger's "The Photobook: A History Volume II", pages 198-201 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book", page 105 of "From Fair to Fine 2", and page 226 of "From Fair to Fine 3") limited to seven hundred unnumbered copies. This is an exceptional example of this important little gem that is often confused with the 1990 Whitney Museum exhibition catalogue of virtually the same title. "In the 1960s, Ed Ruscha more or less reinvented the artist’s book. By turning away from the craftsmanship and luxury status that typified the livre d’artiste in favor of the artistic idea or concept, expressed simply through photographs and text, Ruscha opened the genre to the possibilities of mass-production and distribution. Some Los Angeles Apartments, with its straightforward presentation of modern California domestic buildings, celebrated the vernacular architecture of Southern California." The Getty Museum "....It's perhaps fitting that Ed Ruscha - one of the central figures in late 20th century photography - does not consider himself a photographer. "I think photography is dead as a fine art," he told John Coplans...
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1960s Pop Art Ed Ruscha Art

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Lithograph, Offset

Ed Ruscha 'Blank Signs' Signed Etching and Aquatint Four Framed Prints 2004
By Ed Ruscha
Located in Miami, FL
ED RUSCHA (1937-Present) This piece 'Blank Signs' is the complete set of four etching and aquatints in colors on Magnani Pescia paper, with full margins, conceived in 2004. Each pri...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Ed Ruscha Art

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Etching, Lithograph

Absolut Ruscha
By Ed Ruscha
Located in New York, NY
Ed Ruscha Absolut Ruscha, 1988 Offset Lithograph in colors on wove paper Hand signed and dated by Ed Ruscha in pencil on lower right front Limited Edition of 200 (unnumbered) 45.25 x...
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1980s Pop Art Ed Ruscha Art

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Lithograph, Pencil

Ex Libris
By Ed Ruscha
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Ed Ruscha Ex Libris; 2018 Lithograph 14 x 12 inches Edition out of 60 in the lower left corner Signed and dated in the lower right corner Unframed
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2010s Ed Ruscha Art

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Lithograph

SCIENCE IS TRUTH FOUND OUT (RED)ITION
By Ed Ruscha
Located in London, GB
Ed Ruscha SCIENCE IS TRUTH FOUND OUT (RED)ITION, 2022 100% Silk twill Signed in the plate and numbered 130 × 130 cm 142.5 x 141 cm (Framed) Edition of 500
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2010s Contemporary Ed Ruscha Art

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Silk

Untitled (Hell 1/2 Way Heaven promo)
By Ed Ruscha
Located in Washington , DC, DC
A play on the phrase "halfway between heaven and hell," this fully authorized color reproduction of the original print was printed on quality paper and...
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1980s Contemporary Ed Ruscha Art

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Paper

Brew
By Ed Ruscha
Located in London, GB
ED (Edward) RUSCHA (born 1937) 1937 Omaha, Nebraska (American) Title: Brews, 1970 Technique: Original Hand Signed, Dated and Numbered Screen print in Colours on Wove Paper P...
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1970s Contemporary Ed Ruscha Art

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Screen

Ed Ruscha 'Insect Slant' 1973
By Ed Ruscha
Located in Miami, FL
ED RUSCHA (1937-Present) Ed Ruscha's print 'Insect Slant', from from Reality and Paradoxes (E. 69), is a lithograph and screen print on BFK Rives paper. It is signed, dated 1973 and...
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1970s Contemporary Ed Ruscha Art

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Screen, Lithograph

Ed Ruscha 'Bowl' 1974
By Ed Ruscha
Located in Miami, FL
ED RUSCHA (1937-Present) Ed Ruscha's print 'Bowl', from Domestic Tranquility, is a lithograph printed in colours, 1974, on Arches Cover paper. It is signed, dated and numbered 1/65 ...
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1970s Contemporary Ed Ruscha Art

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Lithograph

Ed Ruscha art for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a wide variety of authentic Ed Ruscha art available for sale on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing the collection of art to introduce a pop of color in a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of blue and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find art by Ed Ruscha in lithograph, offset print, screen print and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 21st century and contemporary and is mostly associated with the Pop Art style. Not every interior allows for large Ed Ruscha art, so small editions measuring 6 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Robert Rauschenberg, Red Grooms, and Mel Ramos. Ed Ruscha art prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $510 and tops out at $180,000, while the average work can sell for $8,800.

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Questions About Ed Ruscha Art
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Ed Ruscha is a conceptual artist. His work also shows elements of Pop art. However, the artist does not associate his own work with either movement. He is well known for his text paintings first produced during the 1960s. Find a variety of Ed Ruscha on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Ed Ruscha is famous for his text paintings made during the 1960s. The American conceptual and Pop art artist was born on December 16, 1937, in Omaha, Nebraska. On 1stDibs, you can shop a collection of Ed Ruscha textual art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Ed Ruscha made his well-known collage art by combining words and images from advertisements and other pieces of media. He often incorporated found items and unconventional materials like blood, liquid medicine and food. You'll find a selection of Ed Ruscha art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Ed Ruscha is a multi-medium contemporary artist who has widely been hailed as an important player in the Pop Art movement. You can shop a selection of Ed Ruscha’s pieces from some of the world’s top art dealers on 1stDibs
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 27, 2024
    Ed Ruscha's art style is Pop art. He is especially well known for elevating words and signage into works of art. Ruscha began his famous series of word paintings in the 1960s, depicting various views of the Hollywood sign and the logos of studios like 20th Century Fox, but also roadside views like the Standard Oil stations dotting L.A.'s freeways. Over time, these became more abstract, with ambiguous, free-floating phrases pinned to natural vistas, scenes of highways and monochrome backgrounds. Shop a variety of Ed Ruscha art on 1stDibs.

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