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Auction Description for L.A. Modern: Modern Art & Design Auction
Viewing Notes:
Preview dates: May 5th-May 17th 10AM-6PM PST

Modern Art & Design Auction

by Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)


435 lots with images

May 18, 2014

16145 Hart St.

Van Nuys, CA, 91406 USA

Phone: (323) 904-1950

Fax: (323) 904-1954

Ed Ruscha: Sin

Lot 1: Ed Ruscha: Sin

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Description: Ed Ruscha: Sin. Color lithograph on white Arches paper, 1969, B.A.T. aside from the edition of 20, Published by Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Albuquerque; printed by Daniel Socha, Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Albuquerque, Signed and dated in pencil with printer blind stamps lower right margin; inscribed "B.A.T." lower left margin. Image: 7.375" x 9.125"; Sheet: 14" x 15.25"; Frame: 16" x 17.25". Provenance: Daniel Socha, Albuquerque, New MexicoLiterature: Engberg, Siri, and Clive Philpot. Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999 A Catalogue Raisonné. New York: DAP, 1999. p 87, #22.

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Ed Ruscha: Edward Ruscha (Ed-Werd Rew-Shay) Young Artist

Lot 2: Ed Ruscha: Edward Ruscha (Ed-Werd Rew-Shay) Young Artist

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Description: Ed Ruscha: Edward Ruscha (Ed-Werd Rew-Shay) Young Artist. Offset print on 40 lb. Manila paper, 1972, From the unnumbered edition of 2000, Published by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis; printed by Kolorpress Inc., Minneapolis, . 4.5" x 3.75". Literature: Engberg, Siri, and Clive Philpot. Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999 A Catalogue Raisonné. New York: DAP, 1999. #M25.Together with two Ed Ruscha business cards; one inscribed by Ed Ruscha verso; one card designed by Billy Al Bengston

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Ed Ruscha: People Yawning (World series)

Lot 3: Ed Ruscha: People Yawning (World series)

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Description: Ed Ruscha: People Yawning (World series). 4-color lithograph on Arches 88 paper, 1982, #3 of 40, Published and printed by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, Signed and dated in pencil lower right with Gemini G.E.L. blind stamps; edition lower left. Image/sheet: 25" x 47.5"; Frame: 30.375" x 53.125". Literature: Engberg, Siri, and Clive Philpot. Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999 A Catalogue Raisonné. New York: DAP, 1999. p 100, #120.Gemini G.E.L. #45.15

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Ed Ruscha:

Lot 4: Ed Ruscha: "Billy"

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Description: Ed Ruscha: "Billy". Exhibition catalogue with felt letters mounted to sandpaper cover, machine screw and nut binding, and satin ribbon page marker, 1968, From the first edition of 2500, Published by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; printed by Toyo Press, Los Angeles, . 9" x 11". Literature: Engberg, Siri, and Clive Philpot. Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999 A Catalogue Raisonné. New York: DAP, 1999. #M10; Roth, Andrew. The Open Book. Gothenberg: Hasselblad Center, 2004. p 198.Designed by Ed Ruscha with text by James Monte

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Ken Price: The Plain of Smokes

Lot 5: Ken Price: The Plain of Smokes

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Description: Ken Price: The Plain of Smokes. Portfolio comprised of 20 screenprints on Arches 88 paper, 1981, #6 of 150, Published by Arabesque Books, Santa Barbara; printed by Gary Lichtenstein, SOMA Fine Art Press, San Francisco, Each screenprint signed and dated in pencil "Price '81"; each with artist's blind stamp and printer and publisher blind stamps lower left sheet; some with edition. Hardback slip cover: 15.875" x 13.125" x 2.375"; Clamshell case: 15.375" x 13" x 1.875"; Image dimension varies; Each sheet: 12.375" x 14.875" (some with alternate orientation). With text by Harvey Mudd

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