Ed Ruscha: At a Clip etching
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Ed Ruscha: At a Clip

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Published by Crown Point Press, this two-color hard-ground etching by Ed Ruscha is one of a series produced in 2023 and depicts the two words that comprise its title. This short phrase is rendered in a style similar to that of the artist’s “swiped” word paintings, which likewise suggest that their verbal subjects are in rapid motion. As a group, the prints also begin to hint at a loose narrative involving movement or travel; in At a Clip, the black serif forms of the titular phrase are interrupted by horizontal lines of yellow.

Ruscha has been building a lexicon of signs, symbols, images, and words drawn from vernacular American culture since his start as an artist in the 1960s. Over the course of a more than sixty-year career, and across a broad range of mediums, his visual utterances, sounds, and concepts have become embedded in the national ethos. Ruscha applies a wry verbal and visual wit to his chosen subjects, exploring the frequent disconnect between ideas and their expression to celebrate what he calls “everyday noise.”

Artist: Ed Ruscha

Date: 2023

Medium: 2-color etching

Dimensions: 7 3/4 × 8 1/2 inches (19.7 × 21.6 cm)

Edition: Edition 12/40

Signed: Signed, numbered, and dated on recto

Printer: Emily York

Publisher: Crown Point Press, San Francisco

Framed: Sold unframed


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