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Hurting the Word Radio #2 by Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha

Hurting the Word Radio #2, 1964

Oil on canvas
149.9 x 140.3 cm (59 x 55.25 in)
Unique artwork
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Momentum 12M
Last recorded sale at Christie's, New York (14 Nov 2019)

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Past Sales
ImageSale dateAuction houseLocationSale nameLot No.EstimatePrice SoldConditionTitle
Nov 14, 2019
Christie'sNew YorkPost-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale6B
$****** - ******
Hurting the Word Radio #2
Artwork Description



149.9 x 140.3 cm (59 x 55.25 in)


oil on canvas


signed, titled and dated '"Hurting the Word Radio" #2 1964 Edward J. Ruscha’ (on the stretcher)


Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner, early 1970s


Los Angeles, Ferus Gallery, Edward Ruscha, October-November 1964.

Paris, Galerie Alexandre Iolas, Edward Ruscha, January-February 1970.

Geneva, Galerie Alexandre Iolas, Edward Ruscha, 1971.

Akron Art Institute, Four Artists, January-February 1972.

Stockholm, Modern Museet, Ed Ruscha: Fifty Years of Painting, May-September 2010, pp. 91 and 185 (illustrated in color).

San Marino, The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, on loan, May 2013-September 2019.


N. Marmer, “Reviews: Edward Ruscha, Ferus Gallery,” Artforum, vol. 3, no. 3, December 1964, p. 12.

P. Steger, “A Way With Words,” San Francisco Chronicle, 25 March 1982, p. 46.

R. Dean and P. Poncy, eds., Ed Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings, Volume One: 1958-1970, New York, 2003, pp. 152-153, no. P1964.16 (illustrated in color).


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.