In the mid 1970s Ruscha began exploring ways to use names or phrases in paintings, drawings and prints, set against a variety of unconventional and textured backdrops, such as this one. This work was originally commissioned as part of a portfolio of images by contemporary artists in honour of the American modernist Man Ray, who Ruscha has long acknowledged as a strong influence. Originally created as a pastel drawing, this image was then transferred onto an offset lithographic plate.
Offset lithograph in colours, 1975, on wove paper, signed in pencil and numbered from the edition of 100 on the reverse (there were also 20 artist’s proofs), published by L. Anselmino, Torino, with their blindstamp, 35 x 51.5cm.
Stock ID: 91951