Ed Ruscha, Anchor in Sand, 1991
Ed Ruscha (American, born 1937)
Anchor in Sand, 1991
Lithograph printed in colors on BFK Rives paper
Signed, numbered and dated in pencil (lower right)
21 x 32 in.
26 x 36 ¾ in. (overall)

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Ed Ruscha is the preeminent artist in Los Angeles at the moment. A major figure in the local art scene in LA since the 1960’s, Ruscha has been at the cusp of Contemporary Art for 50 years. Coming of age in the 1960’s, Ruscha took much from the Pop-Art movement which emerged in New York at that time, while also using his adopted home of Los Angeles as an inspiration in much of his work. Coming from a background in advertising he pioneered working text and words into his compositions. In this work he has subordinated the text “Paris Review” to the edges of the composition while drawing the viewer’s eye toward the shadow of the anchor.