oil on canvas
50.8 x 403.2
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signed and dated 'Ed Ruscha 1980'
Venice, Ace Gallery, Ed Ruscha: Paintings, 1980. Vancouver, Ace Gallery, Ed Ruscha: Recent Paintings, 1981. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Vancouver Art Gallery; Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Works of Edward Ruscha, March 1982-June 1983, pp. 141-143, no. 50 (illustrated in color, pl. 140). Los Angeles, Security Pacific National Bank, Gallery at the Plaza, California Paintings and Sculpture from the Collection of The Capitol Group, September-December 1985.
A. Morch, The Legends Beginning,?? in San Francisco Examiner, 1982, p. E10. A. Perry, Ed Ruscha Offers Entertaining Art,?? in Vancouver Province, 1982, p. D-1. P. Johnson, Spam What Am,?? in Houston Chronicle, 1983, p. 14.R. Dean and E. Wright, eds., Edward Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonn of the Paintings, Volume Two: 1971-1982, New York, 2005, p.298, no. P1980.04 (illustrated in color, p. 299).
Ace Gallery, Venice.The Capitol Group, Los Angeles. Anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, 9 November 1989, lot 298. Gad Marciano, Geneva (acquired at the above sale). Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 15 May 2002, lot 173.Acquired at the above sale by the late owner.