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Ed Ruscha (American, b.1937)
LOT ID: 74663
America Whistles, 1975

Lithograph
30 х 22 in. (76.2 x 55.88 cm.)
Signed, and numbered
Edition 18/200
Foundry/Publisher APC Editions, printed by Cirrus Editions, Los Angeles
Lot description
"America Whistles" was created as part of a 1976 bicentennial suite by 13 artists entitled "America." The Ruscha image was chosen as the cover of the May 1976 issue of Art News Magazine. Now, over 35 years later, the words may convey a more nuanced message for the nation. The background of the print is musical notes.

American Pop artist Edward Ruscha (B.1937, Omaha, Nebraska) is known for his paintings, prints, drawings, photography and film. In 1962 Ruscha’s work was included in the groundbreaking and historically important exhibition entitled “New Painting of Common Objects” at the Pasadena Art Museum along with other legendary Pop artists, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Robert Dowd, Phillip Hefferton, Joe Goode, Jim Dine, and Wayne Thiebaud. The 1970s were a very fertile period for the California artist Ed Ruscha. Since his first major works on paper exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art in 1972, Rushca has since gone on to exhibit at numerous museums and galleries including the Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland (2009), the Moderna Museet, Stolkholm, Sweden (2010) and the Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY (2011) among others.

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Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)
Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Tate Gallery (London, UK)
Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA)
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY

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