American Whistles


  • medium Lithograph in colors on Arches paper
  • edition 200
  • size 22.50w x 30.00h in
  • created 1975
SKU: 231099350 Artist: Tags: , , ,

COA: This work comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from West Chelsea Contemporary.
Literature: Engberg/Walker, 84
Published by APC Editions, New York
Printed by Cirrus Editions, Los Angeles

Ed Ruscha, America Whistles was created for the portfolio America: The Third Century in 1975, commissioned by the Mobil Oil Corporation. On this occasion, a total of 13 artists, including Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg and James Rosenquist published prints celebrating the United States’ bicentennial the following year in 1976. Ruscha’s America Whistles was later chosen as the cover for the 1976 issue of ArtNews. This artwork is part of the public collections of MoMA (New York), the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Gallery of Art (both Washington D.C.), LACMA (Los Angeles) and the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco.