Ed Ruscha Affordable Edition – artmarketblog.com

Ed Ruscha Affordable Edition – artmarketblog.com

Ed Ruscha is one of those artists that many collectors would sell their grandmothers for but thanks to Printed Matter, nanna can continue to enjoy her twilight years in peace (for now). As one of the founding fathers of the Pop Art movement along with the likes of Warhol, Lichtenstein and Thiebaud, Ruscha is undoubtedly one of the most influential figures of his generation. Ruscha has not, however, received the same level of recognition as many of his contemporaries such as Warhol and Lichtenstein is consequently considered to be relatively undervalued. Although the value of Rushcha’s work has increased significantly since the retrospective of his work in 2004 at the Whitney it would seem that there is still plenty of room for upward movement judging by the prices being achieved by Ruscha’s equally influential peers. If the increase in demand for his work of the last couple of years is anything to go by (see price index below), prices should continue to increase as recognition of his contribution to the history of art increases.

The Ruscha print being sold by Printed Matter is titled Little Mexican Church on a Windowsill and is a signed and numbered edition of 20. At $4500, this print is a little more expensive than the works I usually suggest but it is worth every cent and then some. Just goes to show that you don’t have to sell a kidney to invest in a modern master. To purchase this awesome work go here

Ed Ruscha
Little Mexican Church on a Windowsill
New York, : Printed Matter, Inc.. 1970/2007

Synopsis: Digital Pigmented Photograph, 10 x 10 inches (image size 6 1/2 x 8 inches)

Category: Printed Matter Edition
Edition 20
Signed: Signed and Numbered

Price Info: $4,500.00

image: Little Mexican Church on a Windowsill by Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha Price index from artprice.com

copyright by artprice.com © Thierry Ehrmann 1987-2008

Basis 100 in 1997 (For all categories) (Updated April 2008)

Growth rate
1997 100 0%
1998 97 -2%
1999 170 +74%
2000 252 +47%
2001 385 +52%
2002 641 +66%
2003 523 -18%
2004 533 +1%
2005 529 0%
2006 680 +28%
2007 1,333 +96%
05/2008 1,326 0%

100 EUR invested in 1997 in a work of Edward Joseph RUSCHA (1937) have an average value of 1326 EUR in May 2008

**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of http://www.artmarketblog.com, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications

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