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

The End #69

Ed Ruscha (b. 1937)
The End #69
signed and dated 'Ed Ruscha 2006' (lower right)
acrylic and graphite on paper
24 x 30 in. (61 x 76.2 cm.)
Painted in 2006.
Private collection, Los Angeles
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2006
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The title and subject of the work remind us that the continuum of time is composed of the momentary; a flash of ending differentiates past from present and present from future, and a final, apocalyptic end would render time meaningless.
—R. Roberts, ed., MoMA Highlights since 1980: 250 Works from The Museum of Modern Art New York, New York, 2007, p. 109

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