Mint

Ed Ruscha

"If he had not already done so with his paintings, Ruscha revealed himself with the prints of the late 1960s and early 1970s to be an extraordinary colourist, one who was open to the interpretive possibilities available with ink and the printed surface. Anchovy was glossed with a film of pearlescent ink, imparting to the blue-grey surface the silvery look of a fish. The ink for Made In California was matched perfectly to a glass of freshly-squeezed orange juice, and Mint was executed in exact peppermint pink. The richness of colour and attention to surface in both the Tamarind and Cirrus works of the period confirmed that Ruscha’s prints were as painterly as were his works in any medium."

Text by Siri Engberg

Artist
Ed Ruscha (b.1937)
Title
Mint
Medium
Lithograph on J. Green paper
Date
1969
Sheet
17 x 24 in : 43.2 x 61 cm
Edition
From the edition of 20, signed, dated and numbered by the artist
Publisher
Tamarind Lithography Workshop
Notes
Printed in 2 colours in 2 runs from one aluminium plate and one stone. 1. red - plate; 2. grey - stone. This impression in pristine condition.
Printer
Manuel Fuentes for Tamarind Lithography Workshop, Los Angeles
Literature
Engberg 9
Reference
C16-21
Status
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