December 16, 1937 (age 82 years) Click to see full answer Similarly, you may ask, where was Edward Ruscha born? Omaha, Nebraska, United States Secondly, what is Ed Ruscha worth? The current record is a hefty $30.4 million, set in November 2014 for the large-scale word painting Smash (1963), sold at Christie’s New York. The artnet Price Database lists more than 3,300 auction results, and to date, 69 works have sold for more than $1 million each at auction. People also ask, what medium does Ed Ruscha use? Photography Painting Printmaking Who is the highest paid living artist?A British currency trader turned billionaire just catapulted David Hockney to status as the world’s most expensive living artist after selling one of Hockney’s most famous works for a record $90.3 million.