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Ed Ruscha

Miracle, 1999

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Lot 5
Lithograph on Koller HMP cream paper with deckle edge
23.5 x 32.5 in (59.7 x 82.5 cm)
AP outside main edition of 60
Signed, dated, and numbered on recto; blind-stamped by the publisher; accompanied by signed certificate of authenticity
Gemini G.E.L.1769
Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000


This work ships from the United States.


Employing typographic elements indicative of Ed Ruscha’s oeuvre, ‘Miracle’ reconciles the artist's stark aesthetic and thematic approach with the celestial tones one associates with a miracle. Amid a sparkling gray background, the viewer can discern the title text as well as a ray of light emanating from the upper right corner, as if the work itself was blessed by the heavens.

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About Ed Ruscha

Edward (Ed) Ruscha IV (American, b. 1937) is associated with the Pop art movement. Encompassing painting, drawing, and photography, Ruscha's works hold a mirror up to the banality of urban life and give order to the barrage of mass media-fed images and information that confronts us daily. Ruscha's early career as a graphic artist continues to strongly influence his aesthetic and thematic approach. He regularly combines the cityscape of his adopted hometown of Los Angeles with a typically American vernacular to communicate a particular urban experience.