Ed Ruscha

Hurting the Word Radio #2

Found at Christies, New York
Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, Lot 6 B
13.Nov - 13.Nov.2019
Estimate: 30.000.000 - 40.000.000 USD
Price realised: 52.485.000 USD
signed, titled and dated '"Hurting the Word Radio" #2 1964 Edward J. Ruscha’ (on the stretcher)
oil on canvas
59 x 55 ¼ in. (150 x 140.3 cm.)
Painted in 1964.
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner, early 1970s

A top price for Ed Ruscha

The work Hurting the Word Radio #2 by Ed Ruscha was sold in the Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale auction at Christies in New York in November 2019. The »bidding war« ended at USD 52,485,000.00 (€ 47,631,364.01), 31% above the upper estimate. With this result, Hurting the Word Radio #2 is even the most expensive work of art by Ed Ruscha that we have observed at auctions so far.

Ein Spitzenpreis für Ed Ruscha

Die Arbeit Hurting the Word Radio #2 von Ed Ruscha wurde im November 2019 in der Auktion Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale bei Christies in New York versteigert. Das »Bietergefecht« endete beim Preis von USD 52.485.000,00 (€ 47.631.364,01) und damit 31% über dem oberen Schätzpreis. Mit diesem Ergebnis ist Hurting the Word Radio #2 sogar das teuerste Kunstwerk von Ed Ruscha, das wir bisher bei Auktionen beobachtet haben.

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