FUN VACATION (THE CRUISER) in collaboration with Ed Ruscha, Signed by both Ed Ruscha and Kenny Scharf, 1990
"Fun Vacation (The Cruiser)", a dramatic vintage Pop print published in a very small edition of 16, is the result of a rare collaboration between international art superstars Ed Ruscha and Kenny Scharf. The sheet has desirable deckled edges, and the work is in excellent condition, with natural bleed-through colors. This work is extremely scarce, especially in such fine condition, given that other impressions are in permanent public collections including LACMA and the de Young Museum in San Francisco.
The ship is a motif that Ed Ruscha has visited many times, particularly as it is pictured here as a shadowy mirage that seems to both emerge from and disappear into the fog. Ruscha’s work from this period is viewed by many as a metaphor for the end of the American Dream that was originated by valiant sailors as they sailed through uncertainty and found a new land.
Publisher: Ed Ruscha & Kenny Scharf
Printer: Hamilton Press, Venice, CA
Catalogue Raisonné: 200, Engberg
Signature: Signed by Ed Ruscha and Kenny Scharf lower right; dated lower right; numbered lower left in pencil; with the printer's distinctive blind stamp
Publisher: Publisher: Ed Ruscha & Kenny Scharf Printer: Hamilton Press, Venice, CA