Lisp

Ed Ruscha

The early 1970s were a prolific period for Ruscha. In addition to his activities in Europe, he continued to make prints in Los Angeles. During his 1969 residence at Tamarind, he had formed a working relationship with Jean Milant, one of the workshop’s printers, who had decided he wanted to open his own shop. With the encouragement of Tamarind’s June Wayne, a few loans, and a tip from Ruscha about an available property on Manhattan Place in Hollywood, Milant established Cirrus Editions and Cirrus Gallery. Unlike other workshops in the Los Angeles area, Cirrus made it a priority from the outset to print and publish editions with California artists. Ruscha made twenty editions at Cirrus between 1970 and 1974.

Text by Siri Engberg

Artist
Ed Ruscha (b.1937)
Title
Lisp
Medium
Lithograph
Date
1970
Sheet
20 x 28 in : 50.8 x 71.1 cm on white Arches paper
Edition
No. 68 from the edition of 90, signed, dated and numbered by the artist lower left
Printer
David Trowbridge and Ed Hamilton for Cirrus Editions, Los Angeles, with collaboration and supervision by Jean Milant
Publisher
Cirrus Editions, Los Angeles, and Brooke Alexander Inc., New York
Literature
Engberg 43
Notes
Three colours printed in three runs from two aluminium plates and one stone: 1. Light Blue - plate; 2. Medium blue - stone; 3. Dark blue - plate
Reference
C16-18
Status
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