Lot 10

Ed Ruscha (1937 - ), American
HOME WITH COMPLETE ELECTRONIC SECURITY SYSTEM, 1982 [WALKER ART CENTER, 117; ENGBERG, 117]; Colour screenprint on Stonehenge paper with the blind stamp of the printer, “Wasserman Silkscreen Co., Santa Monica”; signed, titled, dated ‘82 and numbered 77/100 in pencil to margin. The edition includes 22 artist’s proofs. Published by the artist, Venice, California.
Image/Sheet 12.6" x 42.4" — 32 x 107.6 cm.; 19" x 48" — 48.3 x 121.9 cm.

Est. $10,000/15,000

Provenance: Prominent Private Collection
Note: Throughout his expansive career, Ed Ruscha has continually sought inspiration from the American landscape and architecture. Home Security System, 1982 captures the cinematic vision of the American West with its elongated perspective and subliminal gradient of colour, harbouring a romanticism of the American Western landscape. The title reveals the playful nature of Ruscha as a master of Pop Art, the wide-open spaces that behave as deterrents, a sense of security - or the irony that such a system be in place where city crime and perils are worlds away.

Ruscha’s appeal beyond America’s borders has been secured for decades with recent accolades from the National Galleries Scotland paying homage to the artist with a full-career retrospective. The
Home Security print series also forms part of exclusive permanent collections of major institutions such as: Tate Modern (London, England); MoMa (Museum of Modern Art, New York); LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles) and the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C).

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