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    Sale 1903

    Post War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale

    13 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 66

    Ed Ruscha (b. 1937)

    Ship Talk

    Price Realised  

    Ed Ruscha (b. 1937)
    Ship Talk
    signed twice, titled and dated twice 'Ed Ruscha 1988 "SHIP TALK"' (on the reverse and on the stretcher)
    acrylic on canvas
    55 x 133 in. (139.7 x 337.8 cm.)
    Painted in 1988.


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    This work will be included in the forthcoming Edward Ruscha Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings: 1988-1992, Volume IV.

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    Provenance

    Private collection, Tokyo
    Paul Rusconi, Los Angeles
    Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles
    Sandroni, Rey, Los Angeles


    Exhibited

    Nagoya, Institute of Contemporary Arts and Aoyama, Touko Museum of Contemporary Art, October 1988-March 1989, pp. 42-43, pl. 25 (illustrated).
    Victoria, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Downtown: Ruscha, Rooney, Arkley, 1995, p. 15 (illustrated in color).
    J. Gibson, "Los Melbos," Art & Text, 1995, pp. 20-21 (illustrated in color).
    Houston, Menil Collection, (exhibited on extended loan), 2001.