Ed Ruscha (b. 1937)
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Ed Ruscha (b. 1937)

Ship Talk

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

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

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