Rarely exhibited paintings by Ruscha and Warhol head to auction

Oct 20, 2021 | Art Auctions

Wed, 20 October 2021, 2:51 am

Christie’s is betting that two giants of American art will make a splash during the upcoming New York edition of its “20th-21st Century” sale. The auction house will soon take bids on two paintings by Ed Ruscha and Andy Warhol currently in private hands. They could fetch up to 20 million dollars.

According to Christie’s, it is a “seminal masterpiece” of post-war art history: Ed Ruscha’s “Ripe” will go under the hammer on November 11 during the New York edition of the “20th-21st Century” sale. The American painter created this monumental canvas in 1967, at the height of the Pop art movement.

It belongs to a series of “liquid word” paintings, in which words look like liquid spilled or sprayed on a flat surface. There are only 12 liquid paintings that compare in size to “Ripe,” nine of which are housed in museums such as MoMA and the Broad…. (Read Full Article – https://sg.news.yahoo.com/rarely-exhibited-paintings-ruscha-warhol-075142029.html )

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