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EDWARD RUSCHA (B. 1937)
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF HARRY W. AND MARY MARGARET ANDERSON
EDWARD RUSCHA (B. 1937)

Evil

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EDWARD RUSCHA (B. 1937)
Evil
screenprint in colors, on wood-grain veneer paper, 1973, signed and dated in pencil and numbered 10/30 on the reverse (there were also four artist's proofs), published by Cirrus Editions, Los Angeles, with their blindstamp
Sheet: 19 ¾ x 29 5/8 (502 x 753 mm.)
Literature
S. Engberg, Ed Ruscha, Editions, 1959-1999: Catalogue Raisonné, Minneapolis and New York, 1999, no. 70.
Exhibited
San Francisco, California Palace of the Legion of Honor; Palm Springs, California, Palm Springs Desert Museum, An American Focus: The Anderson Collection, 7 October 2000-21 March 2001, p. 183, no. 93 (illustrated).

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Lot Essay

The Los Angeles based print studio Cirrus Editions was founded in 1970 by printer Jean Millant following his fellowship at Tamarind Lithography workshop. During his time at Tamarind, Millant became friendly with many California based artists creating works at the press who would go on to produce editions at Cirrus over the subsequent decades. This diverse group included including Sam Francis, Kenneth Price and Ed Ruscha. Ruscha was particularly taken with the idiosyncratic nature of Millant’s printing techniques and as result he used many non-traditional elements in his printmaking practice during this period, including foodstuffs and various household fluids as substitute inks. Evil, printed on wood-grain veneer and additionally scented with the perfume Cabochard by Grès, is a product of this prolific era of experimentation for Ruscha.

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