ED (Edward) RUSCHA (born 1937)
1937 Omaha, Nebraska (American)

Title: America Whistles, from: America the 3rd Century, 1975

Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph in Colours on Arches Wove Paper

Paper size: 76.5 x 56.5 cm. / 30.1 x 22.2 in.

Additional Information: This original lithograph is hand signed in pencil “Ed Ruscha” at the centre of the lower margin. It is also dated “1975” at the lower right corner.
The lithograph is hand numbered in pencil from the edition of 200, at the lower left corner.
It was published by Cirrus Editions, Los Angeles in 1975 as one plate in a portfolio of five mixed media prints titled “America the 3rd Century”.
The paper bears the Cirrus Editions blind stamp in the lower left corner and the Arches watermark in the lower right corner.

From the early 1970s, Ruscha began to turn away from his iconic Gas Station Americana and started making drawings and paintings of single words or short phrases placed against soft unmodulated backgrounds. They all appear as the main focal point, appealing to the artist for both their visual and phonetic forms but they also took on paradoxical resonance in isolation from their mundane contexts.

Literature: Engberg, S. (1999) Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999. Minnesota: Walker Art Centr
Reference: Engberg 84

Condition: Excellent condition.