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Ed Ruscha

I Was Gasping for Contact

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Ed Ruscha
I Was Gasping for Contact
signed and dated 'Edward Ruscha 1976' (on the reverse)
pastel on paper
22 ¾ x 28 ¾ in. (57.8 x 73 cm.)
Executed in 1976.
Provenance
Betty Freeman, Los Angeles
David Lachenmann, Zürich
James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2007
Literature
E. Ruscha, They Called Her Styrene, London, 2000, n.p. (illustrated).
R. Smith, "Signs of Heat Beneath California Cool," The New York Times, 24 June 2004, p. E29 (illustrated).
"Earth is the Alien Planet: Doug Aitken Talks to Ed Ruscha," Frieze, no. 84, June/August 2004, p. 103 (illustrated).
M. Hummel, "Anatomy of an Ed Ruscha Drawing," MOCA The Contemporary, December 2004/February 2005 (illustrated on the cover).
L. Turvey, Edward Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of the Works on Paper, Volume One: 1956-1976, New Haven, 2014, p. 423, no. D1976.24 (illustrated).
Exhibited
New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art and Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, Cotton Puffs, Q-Tips®, Smoke and Mirrors: The Drawings of Ed Ruscha, June 2004-May 2005, p. 175, no. 133 (illustrated).

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