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Ed Ruscha (American, b.1937)
LOT ID: 80062
OOO, 1970

Lithograph, on white Arches paper; torn and deckle edges
20.13 х 28 in. (51.13 x 71.12 cm.)
Signed, dated and numbered in pencil, lower left recto
Print/Casting Year 1970
Edition 67/90
Foundry/Publisher Cirrus Editions, Los Angeles and Brooke Alexander, Inc., pub.
Lot description
The early 1970's were a prolific period for Ruscha. In 1970 Ruscha moved away from painting and decided to focus on printmaking. "OOO" was one of the first prints he created in Los Angeles during this time. One of his more minimalist prints, "OOO" rarely comes to auction and is a rare and important example of Ruscha's innovative experimentation with printmaking techniques and his unparalleled mastery of using text as subject.

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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OOO by Ed Ruscha
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