EDWARD RUSCHA
 
 

 
 

(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Ruscha, Edward. A FEW PALM TREES - SIGNED BY ED RUSCHA. Signed by the Artist. Hollywood, CA: Heavy Industry Publications, 1971. First Edition 1/3900. 12mo. Printed Wrappers. Artist's Book. Near Fine./No Jacket - As Issued.. np (64pp), 14 b&w illustrations. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "A Few Palm Trees" is Edward Ruscha's thirteenth photographically illustrated artist book - a charming black and white survey of fourteen palm trees inhabiting the City of Angels. A most handsome example of the 1971 first and only edition (entry B13 in Siri Engberg's "Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999" which is also cited on pages 198-201 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book", page 104 of "From Fair to Fine 2", and page 224 of "From Fair to Fine 3") issued without a glassine wrapper SIGNED "Ed Ruscha" in blue ink on the front free endpaper showing some typical minute wear to the covers along the edges. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022382

$ 1200.00 order/inquire

 

 
 

(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Ruscha, Edward. A FEW PALM TREES - SIGNED BY ED RUSCHA. Signed by the Artist. Hollywood, CA: Heavy Industry Publications, 1971. First Edition 1/3900. 12mo. Printed Wrappers. Artist's Book. Fine./No Jacket - As Issued.. np (64pp), 14 b&w illustrations. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "A Few Palm Trees" is Edward Ruscha's thirteenth photographically illustrated artist book - a charming black and white survey of fourteen palm trees inhabiting the City of Angels. A bright, most handsome example with still-glossy covers of the 1971 first and only edition (entry B13 in Siri Engberg's "Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999" which is also cited on pages 198-201 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book", page 104 of "From Fair to Fine 2", and page 224 of "From Fair to Fine 3") issued without a glassine wrapper BOLDLY SIGNED "Ed Ruscha" in blue ink across the top of the front free endpaper . PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022381

$ 1350.00 order/inquire

 

 
 

(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Ruscha, Edward. A FEW PALM TREES - SIGNED BY ED RUSCHA. Signed by the Artist. Hollywood, CA: Heavy Industry Publications, 1971. First Edition 1/3900. 12mo. Printed Wrappers. Artist's Book. Very Good +./No Jacket - As Issued.. np (64pp), 14 b&w illustrations. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "A Few Palm Trees" is Edward Ruscha's thirteenth photographically illustrated artist book - a charming black and white survey of fourteen palm trees inhabiting the City of Angels. A most handsome example with still-glossy covers of the 1971 first and only edition (entry B13 in Siri Engberg's "Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999" which is also cited on pages 198-201 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book", page 104 of "From Fair to Fine 2", and page 224 of "From Fair to Fine 3") issued without a glassine wrapper SIGNED "Ed Ruscha" in blue ink on the front free endpaper showing some typical minute wear to the covers along the edges and a small, still-black, nearly imperceptible dampstain at the heel of the spine. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022383

$ 1150.00 order/inquire

 

 
 

Vanderlip, Dianne Perry & Lynn Lester Hershman. ARTISTS BOOKS. Philadelphia, PA: Moore College of Art, 1973. First Edition. 12mo. Stapled Pictorial Wrappers. Exhibition Catalog. Near Fine. 80pp, 13 b&w illustrations + cover. Designed by Harry Anderson. With an exhibition checklist. In a protective clear acetate wrapper. This is the catalogue published in conjunction with the prescient 1973 exhibition of post-Ruscha artists' books that travelled from Philadelphia's Moore College of Art to the University Art Museum at Berkeley. It includes essays by curators Dianne Perry Vanderlip and Lynn Lester Hershman along with catalogue entries for over two hundred titles, including seminal works by Bas Jan Ader, Carl Andre, John Baldessari, Robert Barry, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Mel Bochner, James Lee Byars, John Cage, Jan Dibbets, Gilbert & George, Scott Grieger, Richard Hamilton, Robert Heinecken, Ray Johnson, Allan Kaprow, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Gordon Matta-Clark, Bruce Nauman, Claes Oldenburg, Diter Rot, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha, Lucas Samaras, Seth Siegelaub, Daniel Spoerri, Walasse Ting, Wolf Vostell, Lawrence Weiner, Jonathan Williams, and more! A most handsome copy of this exceedingly uncommon document showing a few minor handling creases to the covers. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022747

$ 450.00 order/inquire

 

 
 

(ARTS + ARCHITECTURE). Goldstein, Barbara, Editor. ARTS + ARCHITECTURE: NEW SERIES (1981-1985) - A COMPLETE SET OF ALL FOURTEEN ISSUES (VOLUMES I #1 - IV #2). Los Angeles. 1981-1985.: Arts and Architecture Magazine, Inc., First Editions. 4to. Illustrated Wrappers. Architecture Periodicals. Very Good. or Better each circa 72pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Joe Molloy, Rip Georges and Debra Jean Rawdin. This is a complete set of the fourteen issues of the eighties reinvisioning of venerated California magazine "Arts + Architecture". In 1981, nearly fifteen years after the original ceased publication, John Entenza's influential modernist journal was revived under the editorship of Barbara Goldstein. With a strong sense of graphic design and contributions on or by the likes of Edward Ruscha, Frank Gehry, Jay DeFeo, Konrad Wachsmann, Esther McCoy, Morphosis, Eric Owen Moss, Michael Sorkin, Gregory Ain, Cesar Pelli, Dave Hickey, Donald Judd, Peter Shire, Dan Flavin, Garrett Eckbo, David Hockney, Herbert Bayer, Memphis, Ettore Sottsass, Alexander Girard, Charles and Ray Eames, Van Keppel and Green, Greta Magnusson Grossman, Architectural Pottery, Marilyn Monroe, John Lautner, Paolo Soleri, Craig Ellwood, Eichler Homes, Richard Meier, Afra and Tobia Scarpa, Rob Mallet-Stevens, Josef Hoffman, Ed and Nancy Kienholz, Norman Klein, Michael Graves, Eliel Saarinen, Erik Gunnar Asplund, Wendell Castle, and Arata Isozaki to name a few, it proved to be a worthy though ultimately short-lived successor to the original. A most handsome complete run of this often overlooked and informative publication showing a bit of overall wear and handling here and there. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. ISSN 0730-9481 Inventory Number: 022975

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(AVALANCHE). Sharp, Willoughby, Publisher. Liza Bear, Editor. AVALANCHE: WINTER/SPRING 1973 - NUMBER SEVEN. New York: Avalanche, 1972. First Edition. Small Square 4to. Stapled Pictorial Wrappers. Periodical. Fair. (Incomplete) np (80pp) + insert, profusely illustrated in b&w. Cover image - Man Ray by William Wegman. This is the seventh installment of New York's premier Conceptual Art periodical of the seventies, "Avalanche". In addition to the "Rumbles" news section and advertisements for virtually every gallery on the planet showing Minimal and/or Conceptual work at the time, it contains transcribed interviews with the artists General Idea, Van Schley, Lowell Darling, Edward Ruscha, and William Wegman. A presentable copy only of this uncommon item showing some wear and soiling as well as moderate creasing to the front cover LACKING the printed items from the Van Schley insert. It has been priced accordingly. Inventory Number: 015347

$ 100.00 order/inquire

 

 
 

(BENGSTON, BILLY AL) (RUSCHA, EDWARD). Monte, James. Foreword by Maurice Tuchman. BILLY - WITH A FLOCKED SANDPAPER COVER DESIGNED BY ED RUSCHA. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1968. First Edition 1/2500. Oblong 4to. Bolted Sandpaper Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Near Fine/No Jacket - As Issued.. np (64pp), 41 b&w and 10 color illustrations. With an exhibition history and bibliography. Designed by Edward Ruscha. In a custom protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "Billy" is the innovatively designed and bound catalogue published in conjunction with the first major Museum retrospective of the noted Venice surfer cum motorcycle racer cum artist Billy Al Bengston. Its covers are two sheets of 50 and 100 grit Garnet sandpaper with Ed Ruscha's emblematic "Billy" flocked in pink on the front, and clasped through the spine with two machine bolts with hexagonal nuts that also secure a pink satin ribbon page marker. Each of the forty-six exhibited works by the Ferus Gallery affiliated artist is reproduced, including more than a dozen of his innovative "dento" paintings on aluminum. Bengston was the real life "Moondoggie" to Kathy Kohner's "Gidget" in the popular Frederick Kohner novel of the same name, and the frontispiece portrait of the artist as a young man is by Don Bachardy. The design and installation for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibition was by Frank Gehry! A most handsome example of this ultra-cool Ruscha-inflected objet showing just the slightest bit of wear with the "67X The Authorized Version / Bengston Bio" attributed to Alan D. Shean printed as a single tissue sheet laid in, as issued. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. LC 68-58669 Inventory Number: 022373

$ 750.00 order/inquire

 

 
 

(RUSCHA, EDWARD) (WEBER, BRUCE). Weber, Bruce, Nan Bush, Kelly Fagan, Nathaniel Kilcer & Matthew Richards, Editors. BRUCE WEBER: ALL - AMERICAN X: WRITTEN IN THE STARS. New York: Little Bear Press, 2010. First Edition 1/4500. 4to. 1/4 Linen Over Wrappers. Photography Monograph. As New. np (208pp), profusely illustrated in duotone and color. Art Director - Nathaniel Kilcer. "Written in the Stars" is the tenth, lavishly produced installment of Bruce Weber annual "All-American" series. It features "a profile of New York City Ballet founder Lincoln Kirstein, fashion designer James Galanos, and socialite Babe Paley, a Bruce Weber portfolio of NYCB dancers Chase Finlay and Robbie Fairchild, chapters dedicated the photography of David Douglas Duncan, Cam Smith, Dean Fidelman and Leonard McCombe, short-form pieces on musicians Ray Charles and Gil Scott-Heron, a "conversation" between Ed Ruscha and Grandma Moses, and a chapter concerning the preservation of Cumberland Island as realized by long-time resident Gogo Ferguson". As with all of the "All-American"s, the quality of the design, paper and printing is impeccable. Not unlike the previous books, there will be only one printing of this title. A pristine copy in the publisher's shrinkwrap, as issued. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-9787124-4-7 Inventory Number: 021168

$ 155.00 order/inquire

 

 
 

(RUSCHA, EDWARD) (BENGSTON, BILLY AL). Bengston, Billy Al & Edward Ruscha. BUSINESS CARDS BY BILLY AL BENGSTON AND EDWARD RUSCHA. Signed by the Artists. Los Angeles: Self-Published by the Authors, 1968. First Edition. 8vo. Wrappers with a Mounted Photo. Artists' Book. Fine./No Jacket - As Issued.. np (32pp), profusely illustrated in monochrome. Designed by Edward Ruscha. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "Business Cards" is the innovatively designed and bound collaborative artists' book cum objet published in 1968 by Ed Ruscha and Billy Al Bengston. Limited to one thousand unique copies, it details in photographs by Ken Price and Larry Bell the process of the two artists designing their business cards, and the "presentation dinner" at Beverly Hills' The Bistro of the finished product(s). A spectacularly bright and fresh example of this uncommon item (entry B7 in Siri Engberg's "Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999" which is also cited on pages 198-201 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book") with its latigo leather thong complete and unbroken, the cover photograph present and uncompromised, and both cards stapled to the verso of the rear free endpaper, as issued. It is BOLDLY SIGNED "B. A. B." in black ink and "Ed Ruscha" in black marker on the front cover. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022376

$ 5500.00 order/inquire

 

 
 

(RUSCHA, EDWARD) (BENGSTON, BILLY AL). Bengston, Billy Al & Edward Ruscha. BUSINESS CARDS BY BILLY AL BENGSTON AND EDWARD RUSCHA - A CHARMING SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY. Signed Presentation Copy from the Artists. Los Angeles: Self-Published by the Authors, 1968. First Edition. 8vo. Wrappers with a Mounted Photo. Artists' Book. Very Good./No Jacket - As Issued.. np (32pp), profusely illustrated in monochrome. Designed by Edward Ruscha. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "Business Cards" is the innovatively designed and bound collaborative artists' book cum objet published in 1968 by Ed Ruscha and Billy Al Bengston. Limited to one thousand unique copies, it details in photographs by Ken Price and Larry Bell the process of the two artists designing their business cards, and the "presentation dinner" at Beverly Hills' The Bistro of the finished product(s). A most presentable example of this uncommon item (entry B7 in Siri Engberg's "Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999" which is also cited on pages 198-201 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book") showing a slight dent to the heel of the spine and some wear and creasing along the spine and extremities of wrappers, with its latigo leather thong complete and still-supple, the cover photograph present and uncompromised - though its corner mounts show some sunning, and both cards stapled to the verso of the rear free endpaper, as issued. It bears the BOLDLY INSCRIBED PRESENTATION "For Christopher Finch / Apt 412, 333 Oak Grove Street / Minneapolis Minnesota / 55403 / with much affection / B. A. B." as a thought balloon in black ink and "E Ruschay" in blue ink on the front cover. Chris Finch is a noted artist and writer who prominently included Ruscha's work in his 1968 survey "Pop Art: Object and Image" published by Studio Vista. He was a curator at Minneapolis' Walker Art Center at the time of "Business Cards"' publication, and from whom we obtained this significant tome directly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022374

$ 4250.00 order/inquire

 

 
 

(RUSCHA, EDWARD) (BENGSTON, BILLY AL). Bengston, Billy Al & Edward Ruscha. BUSINESS CARDS BY BILLY AL BENGSTON AND EDWARD RUSCHA - AN EXTRAORDINARY SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY. Signed Presentation Copy from the Artists. Los Angeles: Self-Published by the Authors, 1968. First Edition. 8vo. Wrappers with a Mounted Photo. Artists' Book. Very Good./No Jacket - As Issued.. np (32pp), profusely illustrated in monochrome. Designed by Edward Ruscha. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "Business Cards" is the innovatively designed and bound collaborative artists' book cum objet published in 1968 by Ed Ruscha and Billy Al Bengston. Limited to one thousand unique copies, it details in photographs by Ken Price and Larry Bell the process of the two artists designing their business cards, and the "presentation dinner" at Beverly Hills' The Bistro of the finished product(s). A most handsome example of this uncommon item (entry B7 in Siri Engberg's "Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999" which is also cited on pages 198-201 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book") showing some light wear and age-toning to the wrappers with its latigo leather thong complete and still-supple, the cover photograph present and uncompromised - though the two of its corner mounts show some sunning, and both cards stapled to the verso of the rear free endpaper, as issued. It bears the BOLDLY INSCRIBED PRESENTATION "Biggy Owl Bingstom" in black marker and "To Bill Wilson, Ed Ruscha" in blue ink on the front cover. The late William Wilson was the noted art critic for the Los Angeles Times for over thirty years, and a friend of both artists. We obtained this significant tome directly from Mr. Wilson's library prior to his passing. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022375

$ 5250.00 order/inquire

 

 
 

Claura, Michel. CATALOGUE / KATALOG: 18 PARIS IV. 70. New York: Seth Siegelaub (International General), 1970. First Edition. 12mo. Boards with Linen Spine. Exhibition Catalog. Very Good -./No Jacket - As Issued. 72pp, 25 b&w illustrations. Text in English, French and German. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. This is the hardbound catalogue published by Seth Siegelaub for Michel Claura's 1970 Parisian exhibition of Conceptual Art. It contains documentation of the works submitted by participants Robert Barry, Marcel Broodthaers, Stanley Brouwn, Daniel Buren, Jan Dibbets, Jean-Pierre Dijan, Gilbert & George, Francois Guinochet, Douglas Huebler, On Kawara, David Lamelas, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Edward Ruscha, Robert Ryman, Niele Toroni, Lawrence Weiner, and Ian Wilson - some physical objects, others entirely text based. An internally bright and handsome copy of this uncommon and fragile little book showing typical wear, rubbing, and abrasions to its black boards. It has been priced accordingly. Inventory Number: 022083

$ 275.00 order/inquire

 

 
 

(PIERCY, CLIVE). Piercy, Clive. CLIVE PIERCY: PRETTY VACANT; THE LOS ANGELES DINGBAT OBSERVED - DELUXE LIMITED SLIPCASED EDITION WITH A PRINT SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Signed by the Photographer, with a B&W Print. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2003. First Edition 1/75 Deluxe. Stout Oblong 8vo. Pictorial Boards in Slipcase. Artist's Book. As New./No Jacket - As Issued. np (448pp), profusely illustrated in b&w and color. Designed by Ph.D. In essence a rectangular stucco box, the dingbat apartment building exploded in popularity during Los Angeles' housing boom of the fifties and sixties. Typically, they eschew ornamentation and details on three sides in order to focus the viewer's attention to the facade - often incorporating florid signage, elaborate window treatments, and carports. These now-decaying buildings are mostly ignored and/or reviled by locals, while revered by strangers to the city. Arriving there from the U.K. in 1982, Clive Piercy (a partner in the noted graphic design firm Ph.D), began traversing the city, and taking roll after roll of film of these unique monuments. Inspired by both Oklahoma native Ed Ruscha's "Some Los Angeles Apartments" and the late British architectural critic Reyner Banham's "Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies", Piercy has artfully combined his photo-documentation cum artist's book of these multi-unit dwellings (duly noting their often hilarious names) with a constantly changing, collage-like design ethos to create another great outsider meditation on L.A.'s urban sprawl. From the author's self-published edition of only seventy-five deluxe copies, this features a printed orange silk slipcase containing a BOLDLY SIGNED and numbered book, with a 4 3/4 x 6 3/4" signed photographic print by Clive Piercy laid in at the rear. A pristine example. 0-8118-4024-7 Inventory Number: 014308

$ 200.00 order/inquire

 

 
 

(PIERCY, CLIVE). Piercy, Clive. CLIVE PIERCY: PRETTY VACANT; THE LOS ANGELES DINGBAT OBSERVED - SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Signed by the Photographer. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2003. First Edition. Stout Oblong 8vo. Pictorial Boards. Artist's Book. As New./No Jacket - As Issued. np (448pp), profusely illustrated in b&w and color. Designed by Ph.D. In essence a rectangular stucco box, the dingbat apartment building exploded in popularity during Los Angeles' housing boom of the fifties and sixties. Typically, they eschew ornamentation and details on three sides in order to focus the viewer's attention to the facade - often incorporating florid signage, elaborate window treatments, and carports. These now-decaying buildings are mostly ignored and/or reviled by locals, while revered by strangers to the city. Arriving there from the U.K. in 1982, Clive Piercy (a partner in the noted graphic design firm Ph.D), began traversing the city, and taking roll after roll of film of these unique monuments. Inspired by both Oklahoma native Ed Ruscha's "Some Los Angeles Apartments" and the late British architectural critic Reyner Banham's "Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies", Piercy has artfully combined his photo-documentation cum artist's book of these multi-unit dwellings (duly noting their often hilarious names) with a constantly changing, collage-like design ethos to create another great outsider meditation on L.A.'s urban sprawl. A pristine copy BOLDLY SIGNED by Clive Piercy in black ink opposite the title page. 0-8118-4024-7 Inventory Number: 012674

$ 40.00 order/inquire

 

 
 

(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Ruscha, Edward. COLORED PEOPLE. Hollywood, CA: Self-Published, 1972. First Edition 1/4065. 12mo. Printed Wrappers. Artist's Book. Near Fine./No Jacket - As Issued.. np (64pp), 15 color illustrations. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "Colored People" is Edward Ruscha's sixteenth photographically illustrated artist book - a charming color cataloguing of fourteen cacti and one palm tree. A most handsome example of the 1972 first and only edition (entry B16 in Siri Engberg's "Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999" which is also cited on pages 198-201 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book", page 104 of "From Fair to Fine 2", and page 224 of "From Fair to Fine 3") showing some typical minute soiling its bright yellow covers but with none of the sunning or fading typically associated with this title. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022386

$ 600.00 order/inquire

 

 
 

(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Ruscha, Edward. COLORED PEOPLE. Hollywood, CA: Self-Published, 1972. First Edition 1/4065. 12mo. Printed Wrappers. Artist's Book. Fine./No Jacket - As Issued.. np (64pp), 15 color illustrations. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "Colored People" is Edward Ruscha's sixteenth photographically illustrated artist book - a charming color cataloguing of fourteen cacti and one palm tree. An exceptionally handsome example of the 1972 first and only edition (entry B16 in Siri Engberg's "Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999" which is also cited on pages 198-201 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book", page 104 of "From Fair to Fine 2", and page 224 of "From Fair to Fine 3") whose yellow covers are bright and glossy with none of the sunning or fading typically associated with this title. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022385

$ 700.00 order/inquire

 

 
 

(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Ruscha, Edward. COLORED PEOPLE (EXHIBITION COPY). Hollywood, CA: Self-Published, 1972. First Edition 1/4065. 12mo. Printed Wrappers. Artist's Book. Fine (With Exception)./No Jacket - As Issued.. np (64pp), 15 color illustrations. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "Colored People" is Edward Ruscha's sixteenth photographically illustrated artist book - a charming color cataloguing of fourteen cacti and one palm tree. An otherwise bright yellow, most handsome example of the 1972 first and only edition (entry B16 in Siri Engberg's "Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999" which is also cited on pages 198-201 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book", page 104 of "From Fair to Fine 2", and page 224 of "From Fair to Fine 3") showing none of the typical sunning or fading typically associated with this title that was used as a display copy for an Ed Ruscha museum exhibition, and had a 1/16" hole drilled cleanly through the covers and textblock near the top of the spine to anchor it within a vitrine. It is an otherwise Fine condition copy with no institutional markings of any kind that has been priced accordingly. Inventory Number: 022388

$ 275.00 order/inquire

 

 
 

(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Rowell, Margit & Cornelia Butler. COTTON PUFFS, Q-TIPS, SMOKE AND MIRRORS: THE DRAWINGS OF ED RUSCHA. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art & Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2004. First Edition. Square 4to. Debossed Cloth Over Boards. Artist Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. 260pp, 204 color and 47 b&w illustrations. Designed by Simon Johnston / praxis. With a biography, bibliography and exhibition index. "To me drawings have always been for themselves, not studies for paintings". This is the beautifully produced catalogue issued in conjunction with the 2004 Whitney Museum of American Art's major retrospective of the witty, language-inflected drawings of Ed Ruscha - the largest survey of the artist's work on paper to date. A pristine copy still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-8742-7140-1 Inventory Number: 021523

$ 65.00 order/inquire

 

 
 

(RUSCHA, EDWARD). De Salvo, Donna and Linda Norden, Joan Didion & Frances Stark. COURSE OF EMPIRE: PAINTINGS BY ED RUSCHA. Ostfildern, GERMANY: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2005. First Edition. Oblong 8vo. Printed Wrappers. Artist Monograph. As New. np (64pp), 10 color illustrations. Text in English and Italian. Designed by Green Dragon Office (Lorraine Wild with Stuart Smith). This is the elegant little catalogue issued in conjunction with the 2005 selection of Ed Ruscha as the representative for the American Pavilion at the fifty-first Venice Biennale. Included are reproductions of each of the ten exhibited large-scale paintings on canvas from his series "Course of Empire", as well as a brief but nifty foreword by Joan Didion. A pristine copy still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 3-7757-1645-8 Inventory Number: 022288

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(HOPPER, DENNIS). Hopper, Marin. Introduction by Brooke Hayward. DENNIS HOPPER: 1712 NORTH CRESCENT HEIGHTS - PHOTOGRAPHS 1962-1968 - DELUXE BOXED EDITION WITH A SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH. With an Original Print Signed by the Photographer. Los Angeles: Greybull Press, 2001. First Edition 1/100 Deluxe. 4to. Cloth in Dust Jacket, Boxed. Photography Monograph. As New/As New. np, 129 b&w illustrations. Designed by Dmitri Levas. Dennis Hopper was the young man with a camera in the right place at the right time in the New Hollywood. Published in 2001 by the late, great Greybull Press, "1712 North Crescent Heights" is the beautifully designed and printed successor to Hopper's "Out of the Sixties". Compiled by Dennis and Brooke Hayward's daughter Marin, it provides an incredible glimpse into the art, music, film and fashion scenes of Sixties L.A. as documented by a very talented observer. Candid photographs of the Hopper home and family are accompanied by portraits of Peter Fonda, Roger Vadim and Jane Fonda, Teri Garr and Toni Basil, Dianne Baker, Tuesday Weld, Bill Cosby, Sandy Dennis and George Segal, Steve McQueen, Bob Rafelson, The Buffalo Springfield, The Jefferson Airplane, The Byrds, Phil and Ronnie Spector, Ike and Tina Turner, James Brown, Peggy Moffitt, Rudi Gernreich and Leon Bing, Bruce Conner, Irving Blum and Jasper Johns, Virginia Dwan, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Judd Marmor, and even 1967's "Riot on Sunset Strip". Virtually all of the images in this must-have for any cultured bedside or coffee table are previously unpublished! A most handsome example from the deluxe edition of one hundred copies issued in an orange linen clamshell box containing the 14 x 11" black and white photographic print "Love In Twins at 1712...1966" (SIGNED AND NUMBERED 63/100 by Dennis Hopper in pencil on the verso), in an orange linen clamshell box that shows just a bit of light wear and soiling. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-9672366-5-7 Inventory Number: 021901

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(HOPPER, DENNIS). Ammann, Jean-Christophe. DENNIS HOPPER: FOTOGRAFIEN VON 1961 BIS 1967 / PHOTOGRAPHS FROM 1961 TO 1967 - SIGNED BY DENNIS HOPPER. Signed by the Photographer. Salzburg, AUSTRIA & Dusseldorf, GERMANY: Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac & Galerie Hans Mayer, 1988. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial Wrappers. Photography Monograph. Fine. np, 39 duotone illustrations. Text in English and German. With a filmography, exhibition history and bibliography. Issued in conjunction with a 1988 touring European exhibition, this beautifully designed and printed catalogue was the second publication of Dennis Hopper's photographic work. It contains great shots of primarily the art, music, and film scenes in Sixties Los Angeles including eighteen not included in his previous volume - "Out of the Sixties". It includes images of the Civil Rights movement, bikers, and street scenes as well as portraits of Peter Fonda, Paul Newman, John Wayne & Dean Martin, Ike & Tina Turner, Joan Baez, Larry Bell, Bruce Conner, Teri Garr & Toni Basil, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Ed Ruscha, Ed Kienholz, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, Allan Kaprow, Jean Tinguely, and more. A most handsome copy of the softbound edition in pictorial wrappers (that shares the same ISBN as the hardbound version) SIGNED by Dennis Hopper in black ink on the title page. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 3-85562--015-6 Inventory Number: 017996

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(HOPPER, DENNIS). Ammann, Jean-Christophe. DENNIS HOPPER: FOTOGRAFIEN VON 1961 BIS 1967 / PHOTOGRAPHS FROM 1961 TO 1967 - SIGNED BY DENNIS HOPPER. Signed by the Photographer. Salzburg, AUSTRIA & Dusseldorf, GERMANY: Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac & Galerie Hans Mayer, 1988. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial Boards. Photography Monograph. Very Good/No Jacket - As Issued. np, 39 duotone illustrations. Text in English and German. With a filmography, exhibition history and bibliography. Issued in conjunction with a 1988 touring European exhibition, this beautifully designed and printed catalogue was the second publication of Dennis Hopper's photographic work. It contains great shots of primarily the art, music, and film scenes in Sixties Los Angeles including eighteen not included in his previous volume - "Out of the Sixties". It includes images of the Civil Rights movement, bikers, and street scenes as well as portraits of Peter Fonda, Paul Newman, John Wayne & Dean Martin, Ike & Tina Turner, Joan Baez, Larry Bell, Bruce Conner, Teri Garr & Toni Basil, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Ed Ruscha, Ed Kienholz, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, Allan Kaprow, Jean Tinguely, and more. A most presentable copy of the hardbound first edition in pictorial boards (that shares the same ISBN as the paperback version) BOLDLY SIGNED by Dennis Hopper in black marker on the title page showing just a bit of scuffing and rubbing along some of the extremities. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 3-85562--015-6 Inventory Number: 017995

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(HOPPER, DENNIS). Hopper, Dennis, Michael McClure & Walter Hopps. DENNIS HOPPER: OUT OF THE SIXTIES. Pasadena, CA: Twelvetrees Press, 1986. First Edition 1/4000. 4to. Cloth in Printed Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Fine/Near Fine. np, profusely illustrated in gravure. Designed by Jack Woody. With a filmography and exhibition history. Dennis Hopper was the young man with a camera in the right place at the right time in the new Hollywood. Issued in 1986 in gravure with the typically austere and lovely Twelvetrees Press aesthetic, "Out of the Sixties" was the first published collection of Hopper's photographs. Divided into "Artists and Collectors", "Hollywood", "Music", "Civil Rights March, Selma to Montgomery", "Mexico", and "The Scene", it is a tour de force view of the clash of the old and the new in sixties culture! A most handsome example of the first edition limited to four thousand unnumbered copies. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-942642-25-2 Inventory Number: 023098

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(HOPPER, DENNIS). Hopper, Dennis, Michael McClure & Walter Hopps. DENNIS HOPPER: OUT OF THE SIXTIES - PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED AND DATED BY DENNIS HOPPER. Signed Presentation Copy from the Photographer. Pasadena, CA: Twelvetrees Press, 1986. First Edition 1/4000. 4to. Cloth in Printed Dust Jacket. Photography Monograph. Fine/Fine. np, profusely illustrated in gravure. Designed by Jack Woody. With a filmography and exhibition history. Dennis Hopper was the young man with a camera in the right place at the right time in the new Hollywood. Issued in 1986 in gravure with the typically austere and lovely Twelvetrees Press aesthetic, "Out of the Sixties" was the first published collection of Hopper's photographs. Divided into "Artists and Collectors", "Hollywood", "Music", "Civil Rights March, Selma to Montgomery", "Mexico", and "The Scene", it is a tour de force view of the clash of the old and the new in sixties culture! A most handsome example of the first edition limited to four thousand unnumbered copies bearing the awesome, sixties-invoking SIGNED PRESENTATION "Peace Love + Bobby Sherman, Dennis Hopper 88" by the photographer in black ink below his introductory text. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-942642-25-2 Inventory Number: 021094

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Marshall, Richard. ED RUSCHA - SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. New York: Phaidon Press Ltd., 2003. First Edition 1/5000. 4to. Illustrated Boards. Artist Monograph. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. 272pp, 324 color illustrations. With a bibliography and exhibition history. This is the most comprehensive monograph to date on the paintings, drawings, graphic work, photographs and artist's books of the legendary Edward Ruscha. A most handsome copy of the 2003 hardbound first edition BOLDLY SIGNED "Ed Ruscha" in black marker on the title page. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-7148-3908-6 Inventory Number: 021706

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Ruscha, Paul & Jennifer Vorbach. ED RUSCHA: BIRDS, FISH AND OFFSPRING. New York: C&M Arts, 2002. First Edition. 4to. Illustrated Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Very Good./No Jacket - As Issued. np (44pp), 12 color and 5 b&w illustrations. Designed by Anthony McCall Associates. With an exhibition checklist. This is the catalogue issued in conjunction with a C&M Arts exhibition (in cooperation with Gagosian Gallery) of eight paintings and four works on paper executed by Ed Ruscha between 1963 and 1965. A handsome copy showing a bit of light wear and two small abraded spots to the wrappers. It has been priced accordingly. Inventory Number: 020335

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Ruscha, Edward. ED RUSCHA: BUSTED GLASS. London: Gagosian Gallery, 2007. First Edition. 4to. 1/4 Cloth Over Boards. Artist Monograph. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. np (82pp), 37 color illustrations. Designed by Goto Design. With an exhibition checklist. This is the stylish catalogue produced in conjunction with a 2007 Gagosian Gallery London exhibition of thirty-seven recent "Busted Glass" drawings by Ed Ruscha. A most handsome copy still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 1-932598-53-7 Inventory Number: 022958

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Hopper, Dennis & Jeffrey Deitch. ED RUSCHA: EARLY PAINTINGS. New York: Tony Shafrazi Gallery, 1988. First Edition. 4to. Boards with Pastedown. Artist Monograph. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. np (36pp), 13 color and 3 b&w illustrations + cover. Designed by Hannah H. Alderfer. This is the hardbound catalogue issued in conjunction with a 1988 New York gallery exhibition by Los Angeles' favorite transplanted Oklahoman, Ed Ruscha. Each of the thirteen paintings and works on paper executed between 1959 and 1977 exhibited are illustrated here, in addition to three Dennis Hopper photographs (Hopper, one of Ruscha's oldest colleagues also contributes a brief essay). A most handsome copy. Inventory Number: 021987

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Demand, Thomas & Diedrich Diederichsen. ED RUSCHA: GUNPOWDER AND STAINS. Munchen, GERMANY: Monika Spruth Philomene Magers Galerie, 2000. First Edition. Oblong 4to. Boards Over Linen Spine. Artist Monograph. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. 72pp, 22 color illustrations. Text in English and German. With an exhibition checklist, bibliography, filmography and exhibition history. This is the beautifully produced catalogue issued in conjunction with a 2000 German gallery show reproducing each of the twenty-two exhibited word drawings and paintings executed between 1971 and 1980 by Ed Ruscha. A most handsome copy. 3-88375-431-5 Inventory Number: 019032

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Hickey, Dave. ED RUSCHA: METRO PLOTS. Beverly Hills, CA & New York: Gagosian Gallery, 1998. First Edition. Oblong 4to. Embossed Boards. Artist Monograph. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. np, 20 color illustrations (including 8 folding plates). Designed by Patricia Moritz. This is the innovatively designed, beautifully produced catalogue issued in conjunction with a 1998 Gagosian show of recent paintings and drawings by Ed Ruscha. Each of the twenty exhibited works (eighteen representing map details and two combining glacial mountain backgrounds with text) is reproduced. A pristine example of this uncommon item. 1-880154-24-2 Inventory Number: 015566

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Hickey, Dave. ED RUSCHA: METRO PLOTS. Beverly Hills, CA & New York: Gagosian Gallery, 1998. First Edition. Oblong 4to. Embossed Boards. Artist Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. np, 20 color illustrations (including 8 folding plates). Designed by Patricia Moritz. This is the innovatively designed, beautifully produced catalogue issued in conjunction with a 1998 Gagosian show of recent paintings and drawings by Ed Ruscha. Each of the twenty exhibited works (eighteen representing map details and two combining glacial mountain backgrounds with text) is reproduced. A pristine example of this uncommon item still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 1-880154-24-2 Inventory Number: 015988

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Francis, Mark. ED RUSCHA: NEW DRAWINGS. Rome, ITALY: Gagosian Gallery, 2005. First Edition. Oblong 4to. Cloth with Pastedowns. Artist Monograph. Fine./No Jacket - As Issued. np (40pp), 16 color + 2 color cover illustrations. Text in English. Designed by Lorraine Wild and Robert Ruehlman. This is the beautifully produced catalogue issued in conjunction with the 2005 opening of the Gagosian Gallery's Rome exhibition space featuring a show of ten recent word drawings by Ed Ruscha. Each of the exhibited works is reproduced, along with installation shots of the gallery. A pristine copy still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 1-932598-19-7 Inventory Number: 018242

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Wakefield, Neville & Dave Hickey. ED RUSCHA: NEW PAINTINGS AND A RETROSPECTIVE OF WORKS ON PAPER. London: Anthony d'Offay Gallery, 1998. First Edition. 4to. Cloth in Dust Jacket. Artist Monograph. Fine/Fine. 48pp, 49 color and 8 b&w illustrations. Designed by Peter B. Willberg. This is the catalogue issued in conjunction with a 1998 London gallery exhibition of recent paintings and works on paper by Los Angeles' favorite transplanted Oklahoman, Ed Ruscha. A pristine example. 0-947564-74-8 Inventory Number: 010715

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Fer, Briony. ED RUSCHA: PAINTINGS. London: Gagosian Gallery, 2008. First Edition. Oblong 4to. Illustrated Boards. Artist Monograph. Near Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. np (64pp), 19 color (including 6 folding plates) and 6 b&w illustrations. Designed by Graphic Thought Facility. This is the beautifully produced catalogue issued in conjunction with a 2008 London gallery exhibition of five recent two-part paintings on canvas and a two-part print by Ed Ruscha. Each of the twelve exhibited works is reproduced along with installation views. A handsome copy. 1-932598-69-3 Inventory Number: 021740

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Ferguson, Russell. ED RUSCHA: PSYCHO SPAGHETTI WESTERNS. Beverly Hills, CA: Gagosian Gallery, 2011. First Edition. Oblong 4to. Printed Boards. Artist Monograph. Fine./No Jacket - As Issued. np (72pp), profusely illustrated in color. Designed by Simon Johnston Design. This is the beautifully produced catalogue issued in conjunction with a 2011 Gagosian Gallery Beverly Hills show of recent large scale paintings Ed Ruscha - his first painting exhibition in Los Angeles in twelve years. entitled "Psycho Spaghetti Westerns" are a surreal extension of the ideas that motivated the artist's "Course of Empire" series, documenting the effects of time on landscape in a manner that is both empirical and metaphorically charged, creating finely nuanced exercises in perception and memory that he describes as "waste and retrieval". Each of the ten exhibited works is reproduced along with gallery installations shots. A most handsome copy. 1-935263-40-4 Inventory Number: 021770

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Lloyd, Jill. ED RUSCHA: RECENT WORKS ON PAPER. London: Karsten Schubert Ltd., 1988. First Edition 1/1200. 4to. Illustrated Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Near Fine. 24pp, 8 color illustrations. Designed by Tamar Burchill. With an exhibition history and bibliography. This is the slender catalogue issued in conjunction with a 1988 London gallery exhibition of eight recent dry-pigment on paper works by Ed Ruscha. A handsome copy of this uncommon item limited to one thousand, two hundred copies.showing some minor wear and handling to the covers. 1-870590-06-6 Inventory Number: 015218

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(ARCENEAUX, EDGAR). Arceneaux, Edgar. Franklin Sirmans, Editor. EDGAR ARCENEAUX: 107TH STREET WATTS. Frankfurt am Main, GERMANY: Revolver Archiv fur Aktuelle Kunst, 2003. First Edition 1/1000. 8vo. Wrappers in Slipcase. Artist's Book. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued.. np + np (18 + 20pp), 1 b&w illustration. Text in English. "In his conceptual photography project "107th Street Watts", Edgar Arceneaux follows a desire to produce a number of strong visual counter-arcs to a relentlessly mediated social space, as well as a desire to ignite a critique of the narrow histories of Los Angeles' provocative past. Expanding the traditional subjects of Southern California artistic practice, the artist photographed an area of the world known through a singular event in its history: the Watts Riots of 1965. Performing the type of clinical overlay of the street in the manner of Ed Ruscha and his well-known 1966 mapping of the Sunset Strip, "107th Street Watts" formally mimics Ruscha's piece by shooting every building on 107th Street (the location of the historic Watts Towers) in a photomontage across one accordion-folded sheet, allowing for it to be opened and pulled completely out for an undisturbed viewing from end to end". Housed in the publisher's glossy white unprinted slipcase , there is a second, companion volume containing essays by Malik Charles Gaines, Lynell George and Vincent Johnson. A bright, most handsome example (featured on pages 74-75 of Jeffrey Brouws, Wendy Burton and Hermann Zschiegner's "Various Small Books: Referencing Various Small Books by Ed Ruscha"). 3-934823-82-3 Inventory Number: 020993

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(ARCENEAUX, EDGAR). Arceneaux, Edgar. Franklin Sirmans, Editor. EDGAR ARCENEAUX: 107TH STREET WATTS - SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Signed by the Artist. Frankfurt am Main, GERMANY: Revolver Archiv fur Aktuelle Kunst, 2003. First Edition 1/1000. 8vo. Wrappers in Slipcase. Artist's Book. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued.. np + np (18 + 20pp), 1 b&w illustration. Text in English. "In his conceptual photography project "107th Street Watts", Edgar Arceneaux follows a desire to produce a number of strong visual counter-arcs to a relentlessly mediated social space, as well as a desire to ignite a critique of the narrow histories of Los Angeles' provocative past. Expanding the traditional subjects of Southern California artistic practice, the artist photographed an area of the world known through a singular event in its history: the Watts Riots of 1965. Performing the type of clinical overlay of the street in the manner of Ed Ruscha and his well-known 1966 mapping of the Sunset Strip, "107th Street Watts" formally mimics Ruscha's piece by shooting every building on 107th Street (the location of the historic Watts Towers) in a photomontage across one continuous accordion-folded sheet, allowing for it to be opened and pulled completely out for an undisturbed viewing from end to end". Housed in the publisher's glossy white unprinted slipcase , there is a second, companion volume containing essays by Malik Charles Gaines, Lynell George and Vincent Johnson. A bright, most handsome example (featured on pages 74-75 of Jeffrey Brouws, Wendy Burton and Hermann Zschiegner's "Various Small Books: Referencing Various Small Books by Ed Ruscha") SIGNED by Edgar Arceneaux in black ink on the rear endpaper of the text volume. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 3-934823-82-3 Inventory Number: 019107

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Hopkins, Henry T.. EDWARD RUSCHA. New York: Alexandre Iolas Gallery, 1970. First Edition. 8vo. Printed Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Near Fine. np (36pp), 13 color and 1 b&w illustration, Designed by Sergio Tosi. This is the exceptionally stylishly designed document published in conjunction with Ed Ruscha's second solo exhibition in New York at Alexandre Iolas Gallery - his first gallery exhibition catalogue. It features a brief essay by the artist's longtime friend, curator extraordinaire Henry T. Hopkins, with each of the thirteen exhibited oil on canvas paintings from the two previous years beautifully reproduced on thick handmade paper stock. A most handsome example of this incredibly elusive little gem showing some typical light wear and soiling to its matte white covers. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 021883

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Hopkins, Henry & Fumio Nanjo. EDWARD RUSCHA. Nagoya, JAPAN: Institute of Contemporary Arts, Nagoya, 1988. First Edition. 4to. Illustrated Self-Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Very Good. 60pp, 34 illustrations in color. Text in English and Japanese. This is the well-illustrated catalogue published in conjunction with the Nagoya installation of a 1988 touring Japanese Museum survey of Ed Ruscha's paintings from the eighties. A handsome copy of this uncommon item showing a bit of light wear as well as some mild soiling to its matte white covers. It has been priced accordingly. Inventory Number: 016409

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Bois, Yve-Alain & Walter Hopps. Pat Poncy & Robert Dean, Editors. EDWARD RUSCHA: CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ OF THE PAINTINGS VOLUME ONE: 1958-1970 - SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Signed by the Artist. New York & Gottingen, GERMANY: Gagosian Gallery & Steidl Verlag, 2003. First Edition. 4to. Printed Boards in Slipcase. Catalogue Raisonné. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. 436pp, 161 color and 10 b&w illustrations. Designed by Bruce Mau Design, Inc. With an index, chronology, exhibition history and bibliography. This is the lavishly produced first volume (of a projected seven) on the works on canvas by noted Los Angeles via Oklahoma icon Edward Ruscha. Impeccably designed with a beautiful full page color reproduction for each painting, this is one of the most beautiful catalogues raisonné yet published for a major artist! A pristine copy in the publisher's silver embossed chipboard slipcase BOLDLY SIGNED by Ed Ruscha in black ink on the title page. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 3-88243-972-6 Inventory Number: 014530

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Banham, Reyner & Peter Wollen. Robert Dean & Erin Wright, Editors. EDWARD RUSCHA: CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ OF THE PAINTINGS VOLUME TWO: 1971-1982. New York & Gottingen, GERMANY: Gagosian Gallery & Steidl Verlag, 2005. First Edition 1/3500. 4to. Printed Boards in Slipcase. Catalogue Raisonné. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. 528pp, 304 color and 14 b&w illustrations. Designed by Bruce Mau Design, Inc. With an index, chronology, exhibition history and bibliography. This is the lavishly produced second volume (of a projected seven) on the works on canvas by noted Los Angeles via Oklahoma icon Edward Ruscha. Impeccably designed with a beautiful full page color reproduction for each painting, this is one of the most beautiful catalogues raisonné yet published for a major artist! A pristine copy in the publisher's silver embossed chipboard slipcase, as issued. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 3-86521-138-0 Inventory Number: 019002

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Ruscha, Edward. EDWARD RUSCHA: CITYSCAPES / O BOOKS. New York: Leo Castelli Gallery, 1997. First Edition 1/2000. 12mo. Printed Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Fine. 64pp, 37 color illustrations. With an exhibition checklist. Published in 1997 by the Leo Castelli Gallery in celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of their working relationship with Ed Ruscha, this charming little catalogue cum artist's book reproduces each of the seventeen "Cityscape" paintings and twenty exhibited books emblazoned with either paint or bleach by the artist to reveal the letter "O". A pristine copy. Inventory Number: 021753

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Ruscha, Edward. EDWARD RUSCHA: CITYSCAPES / O BOOKS. New York: Leo Castelli Gallery, 1997. First Edition 1/2000. 12mo. Printed Wrappers. Artist's Book. Very Good. 64pp, 37 color illustrations. With an exhibition checklist. Published in 1997 by the Leo Castelli Gallery in celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of their working relationship with Ed Ruscha, this charming little catalogue cum artist's book reproduces each of the seventeen "Cityscape" paintings and twenty exhibited books emblazoned with either paint or bleach by the artist to reveal the letter "O". A handsome copy showing some uneven sunning to the front cover. It has been priced accordingly. Inventory Number: 018956

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Ruscha, Edward. EDWARD RUSCHA: CITYSCAPES / O BOOKS + S BOOKS - TWO VOLUMES. New York & Venice, CA. 1997 + 2001.: Leo Castelli Gallery & Self Published, First Editions 1/2000. 12mo. Printed Wrappers. Artist Monographs. Fine. 64pp + np (72pp), 37 + 26 color illustrations. Published in conjunction with a 1997 Leo Castelli Gallery show and a 2001 gallery exhibition made possible by an award from the Coutts Contemporary Arts Foundation in Zurich, these two charming little individual catalogues cum artist's books together reproduce seventeen "Cityscape" paintings, twenty books emblazoned with either paint or bleach by the artist to reveal the letter "O", and the front covers of twenty-six books that have been similarly altered to reveal the letter "S". A most handsome copy of each offered as a pair. Inventory Number: 017663

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Engberg, Siri, Edward Ruscha & Clive Phillpot. EDWARD RUSCHA: EDITIONS 1959-1999 - CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ. Minneapolis, MN: Walker Art Center, 1999. First Edition. 4to. Printed Boards in Slipcase. Catalogue Raisonné. As New./No Jackets - As Issued. 128 + 158pp, 325 color and 75 b&w illustrations. With an index, bibliography and exhibition history. Designed by Conny Purtill. Published in conjunction with a 1999 traveling Walker Art Center retrospective, these two beautifully designed volumes comprise a full catalogue raisonné of Edward Ruscha's graphic works, editioned photographs, and artist's books dating between 1959 -1999. It contains over four hundred entries, with full publication details for each. In addition, every page of every self-published artist's book is reproduced in miniature in the first volume. A pristine copy in the publisher's slipcase, still in shrinkwrap, as issued. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-935640-60-6 Inventory Number: 019990

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Hickey, Dave. EDWARD RUSCHA: LA MIRADA DISTANCIADA / THE LONG VIEW. . Mexico City, MEXICO: Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, 2006. First Edition. Oblong 4to. 1/4 Linen Over Boards. Artist Monograph. As New./No Jacket - As Issued. np (68pp), 30 color illustrations. Text in English and Spanish. Designed by Green Dragon Office. With an exhibition checklist. This is the beautifully produced hardbound catalogue issued in conjunction with a 2006 Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo exhibition of horizontally formatted large scale paintings by Ed Ruscha executed between 1977 and 2005. Each of the twenty exhibited works is reproduced along with an installation view. A pristine copy still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 968-5979-15-4 Inventory Number: 018142

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Marshall, Richard. EDWARD RUSCHA: LOS ANGELES APARTMENTS 1965. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1990. First Edition. 4to. Printed Wrappers. Artist Monograph. As New. np (64pp), 37 b&w illustrations. With a bibliography and exhibition history. Designed by Bureau, N.Y. This is the catalogue published in conjunction with a 1990 Whitney exhibition that contrasted the mid-sixties black and white apartment house drawings and photographs of Edward Ruscha alongside architecturally related works by Charles Sheeler, Ralston Crawford, Edward Hopper, Joe Goode, Richard Artschwager, David Hockney & Robert Bechtle, as well as examples of modernist Los Angeles buildings by Irving Gill, Richard Neutra, Gregory Ain, R.M. Schindler, J.R. Davidson, William Foster, and Victor Gruen Associates. A pristine, unfaded copy still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 0-87427-074-X Inventory Number: 010193

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Arditti, Fiamma. EDWARD RUSCHA: MOSTRA PERSONALE / SOLO EXHIBITION 90s. Rome: Galleria D'Arte Il Gabbiano, 2001. First Edition. 4to. Illustrated Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Very Good -. 40pp, 20 color and 4 b&w illustrations + color cover. Text in English and Italian. With a biography and exhibition history. This is the lovely catalogue published in conjunction with a 2001 Rome gallery exhibition of twenty-one paintings by Edward Ruscha executed between 1989 and 1996. A most presentable copy showing some light wear to the covers along with slight dents to the foredge corners. It has been priced accordingly. Inventory Number: 021763

$ 45.00 order/inquire

 

 
 

(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Ballard, J.G.. EDWARD RUSCHA: MOUNTAINS AND PORTRAITS. London: Anthony d'Offay Gallery, 2000. First Edition. Small Square 8vo. Wrappers in Dust Jacket. Artist Monograph. Near Fine. np, 5 color and 4 b&w illustrations. Designed by Peter B. Willberg. This charming little Anthony d'Offay catalogue reproduces as deluxe note cards each of five exhibited paintings (combining mountains and text), along with four photographic portraits of Ruscha. The photos are by Leo Holub, Jerry McMillan and Danna Ruscha; the breezy text appearing here for the first time is by the legendary J.G. Ballard. The cards and their accompanying envelopes are loosely housed in a folding pictorial wrapper as issued - there is no actual book here. A most handsome copy. Inventory Number: 019526

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Ballard, J.G.. EDWARD RUSCHA: MOUNTAINS AND PORTRAITS. London: Anthony d'Offay Gallery, 2000. First Edition. Small Square 8vo. Wrappers in Dust Jacket. Artist Monograph. As New. np, 5 color and 4 b&w illustrations. Designed by Peter B. Willberg. This charming little Anthony d'Offay catalogue reproduces as deluxe note cards each of five exhibited paintings (combining mountains and text), along with four photographic portraits of Ruscha. The photos are by Leo Holub, Jerry McMillan and Danna Ruscha; the breezy text appearing here for the first time is by the legendary J.G. Ballard. The cards and their accompanying envelopes are loosely housed in a folding pictorial wrapper as issued - there is no actual book here. A bright white, most handsome copy still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. Inventory Number: 019527

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Hulten, Pontus & Dan Cameron. With an Interview By Bernard Blistene. EDWARD RUSCHA: PAINTINGS / SCHILDERIJEN. Rotterdam, THE NETHERLANDS: Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, 1990. First Edition 1/3000. 4to. Illustrated Self-Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Near Fine. 152pp, 51 color and 20 b&w illustrations. Text in English and Dutch. With an exhibition checklist, biography, exhibition history, bibliography, and filmography. This is the beautifully designed catalogue published in conjunction with a comprehensive 1990 traveling Museum retrospective of paintings by Edward Ruscha. Each of the fifty-one works exhibited is reproduced in color. A most handsome copy. 90-6918-048-0 Inventory Number: 013335

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Hulten, Pontus & Dan Cameron. With an Interview By Bernard Blistene. EDWARD RUSCHA: PAINTINGS / SCHILDERIJEN - SIGNED AND DATED BY THE ARTIST. Signed and Dated by the Artist. Rotterdam, THE NETHERLANDS: Museum Boymans-van-Beuningen, 1990. First Edition 1/3000. 4to. Illustrated Self-Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Very Good. 152pp, 51 color and 20 b&w illustrations. Text in English and Dutch. With an exhibition checklist, biography, exhibition history, bibliography, and filmography. This is the beautifully designed catalogue published in conjunction with a comprehensive 1990 traveling Museum retrospective of paintings by Edward Ruscha. Each of the fifty-one works exhibited is reproduced in color. A handsome copy BOLDLY SIGNED AND DATED by Ed Ruscha in the year of publication in ink on the title page showing some light sunning along the spine and rear cover. It has been priced accordingly. 90-6918-048-0 Inventory Number: 018315

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Hulten, Pontus & Dan Cameron. With an Interview by Bernard Blistene. EDWARD RUSCHA: PAINTINGS / SCHILDERIJEN - SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE ARTIST. Signed Presentation Copy from the Artist. Rotterdam, THE NETHERLANDS: Museum Boymans-van-Beuningen, 1990. First Edition 1/3000. 4to. Illustrated Self-Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Very Good. 152pp, 51 color and 20 b&w illustrations. Text in English and Dutch. With an exhibition checklist, biography, exhibition history, bibliography, and filmography. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. This is the beautifully designed catalogue published in conjunction with a comprehensive 1990 traveling Museum retrospective of paintings by Edward Ruscha. Each of the fifty-one works exhibited is reproduced in color. A most handsome copy bearing the BOLDLY SIGNED PRESENTATION "Howdy Chris, Ed Ruscha --- ---- ----" in brown ink on the title page showing some light overall wear and handling to its covers. It has been priced accordingly. 90-6918-048-0 Inventory Number: 021851

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Hopper, Dennis & John Berggruen. EDWARD RUSCHA: POWDERS, PRESSURES AND OTHER DRAWINGS. San Francisco: John Berggruen Gallery, 2000. First Edition. 4to. Illustrated Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Very Good -. 72pp, 12 color and 17 b&w illustrations. This is the catalogue issued in conjunction with a 2000 San Francisco gallery exhibition by Los Angeles' favorite transplanted Oklahoman, Ed Ruscha. Twenty-five of the exhibited works on paper executed between 1965 and 1981 are illustrated here, in addition to a transcribed conversation about the artist between John Berggruen and Dennis Hopper. An otherwise handsome copy showing a dent through the textblock at the heel of the spine. It has been priced accordingly. Inventory Number: 022358

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Bois, Yve-Alain & Walter Hopps. EDWARD RUSCHA: ROMANCE WITH LIQUIDS / PAINTINGS 1966-1969. New York: Gagosian Gallery & Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 1993. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial Self-Wrappers. Artist Monograph. As New. 110pp, 28 b&w and 27 color illustrations. Tony Morgan / Step Graphics. This is the beautifully produced catalogue issued in conjunction with a 1993 Gagosian show of late sixties liquiform word paintings by Ed Ruscha. Each of the twenty-seven exhibited works is reproduced, and it includes the transcript of an interview between the artist and the late, great Walter Hopps. A pristine copy still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 0-8478-1730-X Inventory Number: 021500

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Schjeldahl, Peter. EDWARD RUSCHA: STAINS 1971 TO 1975. New York: Robert Miller Gallery, 1992. First Edition 1/2000. 4to. Silk Boards in Acetate Jacket. Artist Monograph. Fine/Near Fine. np (88pp), 31 color and 1 b&w illustration. Designed by John Cheim. This is the hardbound catalogue issued in conjunction with a 1992 Robert Miller Gallery exhibition of thirty-one "Stain" paintings (silkscreen on rayon or silk) executed by Ed Ruscha between 1971 and 1975 - each of which receives a full page illustration here. A most handsome copy in the publisher's printed acetate jacket. 0-944680-41-0 Inventory Number: 019960

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Ruscha, Edward, Bonnie Clearwater & Christopher Knight. Foreword by J. Patrick Lannan, Jr.. EDWARD RUSCHA: WORDS WITHOUT THOUGHTS NEVER TO HEAVEN GO. New York & Lake Worth, FL: Harry N. Abrams, Inc & The Lannan Museum, 1988. First Edition 1/4000. 4to. Wrappers in Illustrated Jacket. Artist Monograph. Very Good./Very Good.. 150pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Jack Woody. Published in conjunction with a 1988 Lannan Museum exhibition, this stylish monograph details the process of creating Edward Ruscha's " Words Without Thoughts Never To Heaven Go" murals commissioned by the Lannan Foundation for the Miami-Dade Public Library. A handsome copy showing just a bit of wear and handling. 0810924056 Inventory Number: 016793

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(WOELFFER, EMERSON) (RUSCHA, EDWARD). Nordland, Gerald & Ed Ruscha. EMERSON WOELFFER: A SOLO FLIGHT - CURATED BY ED RUSCHA. Los Angeles: REDCAT, 2003. First Edition. 4to. Illustrated Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Fine. 64pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Jerry McMillan. With a bibliography, exhibition checklist and exhibition history. Published in conjunction with an extensive 2003 retrospective curated by Ed Ruscha, this is a loving tribute to the late Los Angeles (by way of Chicago) artist/educator/collector Emerson Woelffer. A fixture on the LA scene for more than forty years, this elegant catalogue combines reproductions of the artist's work along with personal photographs to form the most comprehensive document on Woelffer to date. It includes a section of tributes and remembrances by former Otis/Chouinard students and colleagues including the likes of Joe Goode, Terry Allen, Roy Dowell, Chuck Arnoldi, Llyn Foulkes, Jerry McMillan, George Herms, Allen Ruppersberg, Laddie John Dill, Ed Bereal, Larry Bell, Dennis Hopper, and more. A most handsome copy. LC 2003-113287 Inventory Number: 021295

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(MONICK, DAN). Monick, Dan. EVERY PAYPHONE ON SUNSET BLVD. - SIGNED BY DAN MONICK. NP (Los Angeles): Self Published, 2012. First Edition 1/500. 4to. Printed Wrappers. Artist's Book. As New. np (64pp), 60 color illustrations. Limited five hundred copies, this charming little artist's book is Los Angeles based photographer Dan Monick's play on Edward Ruscha's famous "Every Building on the Sunset Strip". On March 4th, 2012 the author drove the length of Sunset Boulevard from downtown to the Pacific Coast Highway photographing sixty payphones - each of which is reproduced on a full page. A bright white, most handsome copy of the first printing additionally BOLDLY SIGNED "Dan Monick" in pencil on the first preliminary. Inventory Number: 023117

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(FERUS GALLERY). Varnedoe, Kirk. Interview with Irving Blum by Roberta Bernstein. FERUS. New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2002. First Edition. 4to. 1/4 Cloth Over Boards. Exhibition Catalog. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. 146pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Bruce Mau Design Inc. With a Ferus Gallery chronology. This invaluable reference catalogue was produced in conjunction with a 2002 Gagosian Gallery exhibition of forty-four artworks celebrating Ed Kienholz and Walter Hopps' visionary Ferus Gallery. During its ten year life, the gallery was home to such influential California artists as Robert Alexander, John Altoon, Billy Al Bengston, Wallace Berman, Streeter Blair, Bruce Conner, Jay DeFeo, Richard Diebenkorn, Llyn Foulkes, Sonia Gechtoff, Robert Irwin, Craig Kauffman, James Kelly, Edward Kienholz, Frank Lobdell, John Mason, Edward Moses, Richard Pettibon, Kenneth Price, Philip Rich, Arthur Richer, Richards Ruben, Edward Ruscha, Paul Sarkisian, Hassel Smith, and Julius Wasserstein. It was also the site of Los Angeles exhibitions by Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Ellsworth Kelly, Kurt Schwitters, and Joseph Cornell. The publication reproduces sixty-six of the gallery's highly sought-after announcement posters as well as vintage documentary and installation photographs, including many by Dennis Hopper. A pristine example of the uncommon first printing (that sold out during the show's run) still in the publisher's shrinkwrap accompanied by a copy of the Gagosian opening announcement featuring a wry William Claxton photo of Irving Blum aboard the Ferus yacht. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 1-880154-74-9 Inventory Number: 016646

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(FERUS GALLERY). Varnedoe, Kirk. Interview with Irving Blum by Roberta Bernstein. FERUS. New York. (2002) 2009.: Gagosian Gallery & Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., Second Edition (First Thus). 4to. 1/4 Cloth Over Boards. Exhibition Catalog. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. 146pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Designed by Bruce Mau Design Inc. With a Ferus Gallery chronology. This invaluable reference catalogue was produced in conjunction with a 2002 Gagosian Gallery exhibition of forty-four artworks celebrating Ed Kienholz and Walter Hopps' visionary Ferus Gallery. During its ten year life, the gallery was home to such influential California artists as Robert Alexander, John Altoon, Billy Al Bengston, Wallace Berman, Streeter Blair, Bruce Conner, Jay De Feo, Richard Diebenkorn, Llyn Foulkes, Sonia Gechtoff, Robert Irwin, Craig Kauffman, James Kelly, Edward Kienholz, Frank Lobdell, John Mason, Edward Moses, Richard Pettibon, Kenneth Price, Philip Rich, Arthur Richer, Richards Ruben, Edward Ruscha, Paul Sarkisian, Hassel Smith, and Julius Wasserstein. It was also the site of Los Angeles exhibitions by Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Ellsworth Kelly, Kurt Schwitters, and Joseph Cornell. The publication reproduces sixty-six of the gallery's highly sought-after posters as well as vintage documentary and installation photographs, including many by Dennis Hopper. A pristine example of the 2009 Rizzoli co-edition reissue with numerous revisions and text corrections still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-8478-3234-1 Inventory Number: 021761

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(FERUS GALLERY). Gagosian Gallery. FERUS: GAGOSIAN GALLERY ANNOUNCEMENT. New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2002. First Edition. Small Oblong 4to. Printed Paper. Exhibition Announcement. Fine. One 8 x 10" sheet of thick cardstock printed offset recto and verso, 1 b&w illustration. Designed by Bruce Mau Design Inc. This is the stylish invitation/announcement card produced for the monumental 2002 Gagosian Gallery exhibition of forty-four artworks celebrating Ed Kienholz and Walter Hopps' visionary Ferus Gallery. It reproduces full-bleed the 1960 William Claxton image of a dashing Irving Blum aboard the good ship "Ferus Gallery" surrounded by a bevy of fetching models that includes Peggy (Mrs. Claxton) Moffitt. The exhibiting artists were John Altoon, Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, Wallace Berman, Bruce Conner, Jay DeFeo, Richard Diebenkorn, Robert Irwin, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Craig Kauffman, Ellsworth Kelly, Edward Kienholz, Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Moses, Kenneth Price, Edward Ruscha, Kurt Schwitters, Hassel Smith, Frank Stella and Andy Warhol. A most handsome example of this uncommon ephemeral item, not to be confused with the exhibition catalogue for the same show. Inventory Number: 017212

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(VAN LEER, LOUISA). Van Leer, Louisa. FIFTEEN PORNOGRAPHY COMPANIES - SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Signed by the Photographer. Los Angeles: Self Published, 2006. First Edition. 12mo. Printed Wrappers. Artist's Book. Fine. np (38pp), 15 b&w illustrations. "Fifteen Pornography Companies" pays homage to the art of Ed Ruscha and the small photo books he created in the 60's and 70's on architectural typologies endemic to the Southern California landscape from gas stations, to swimming pools, to parking lots. The book works as an update to Ruscha's typologies to include a more contemporary, ubiquitous Southern California entity; the pornography production company. The photograph's reveal the mundane, nearly invisible side of an otherwise sensationalized industry that permeates the Los Angeles landscape". A pristine copy of this charming tribute (featured on pages 110-114 of Jeffrey Brouws, Wendy Burton and Hermann Zschiegner's "Various Small Books: Referencing Various Small Books by Ed Ruscha") SIGNED by Louisa Van Leer in black ink on the title page. Inventory Number: 021983

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Ruscha, Edward. FLIPPING, KICKING, HOWLING, ROLLING, SITTING, STANDING, CLIMBING, TELLING. Signed and Numbered by the Artist with 8 Etchings. Los Angeles: The Lapis Press, 1988. First Edition 1/35. Elephant Folio. Full Leather in Slipcase. Artist's Book. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. np (28pp), 1 letterpress colophon + title page, 8 color etchings. "Flipping, Kicking, Howling, Rolling, Sitting, Standing, Climbing, Telling" is the oversized, extraordinarily luxe artist's book published in 1988 by Sam Francis' Lapis Press containing eight original etchings by Edward Ruscha. Each "silhouette" image was pulled by master printer Jacob Samuel at The Litho Shop on a 20 x 16" sheet of Rives BFK paper. The title and colophon pages are printed by hand-letterpress, and along with the etchings, four blank preliminaries, and endpapers have been hand-bound by Klaus Ullrich S. Rotzscher in an exquisite debossed, full dark green Nigerian goatskin. The book is housed in a stylish matching goatskin and linen slipcase. A most handsome copy of the first and only printing (print entries 149-156 in Siri Engberg's "Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999") of this exquisite, exceedingly uncommon volume NUMBERED (19/35) AND SIGNED by the artist in ink on the rear colophon, as issued. This is accompanied by a pristine example of the hors commerce 20 x 16" Lapis Press promotional broadside cum print for the book featuring a colored etching by Ruscha of the letter "B" (entry M-59 in Siri Engberg's "Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999") that was issued in an edition of forty numbered but unsigned copies. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 013966

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Gagosian, Larry & Barbara Rose. FOR WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO RECEIVE. Moscow: Gagosian Gallery, 2008. First Edition. 4to. Cloth in Printed Dust Jacket. Exhibition Catalog. As New./As New.. 260pp, 40 color illustrations. Text in English and Russian. Designed by Dan Miller Design. With an exhibition checklist. This is the opulently appointed hardbound catalogue documenting the installation of the 2008 Gagosian Gallery exhibition "for what you are about to receive", held at Moscow's Red October Chocolate Factory. The massive exhibition consisted of works by Alexander Archipenko, John Armleder, Francis Bacon, Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, John Chamberlain, Willem De Kooning, Lucio Fontana, Tom Friedman, Ellen Gallagher, Alberto Giacometti, Douglas Gordon, Arshile Gorky, Mark Grotjahn, Andreas Gursky, Wade Guyton, Jim Hodges, Anish Kapoor, Mike Kelley, Gustav Klimt, Jeff Koons, Yayoi Kusama, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Roy Lichtenstein, Goshka Macuga, Florian Maier-Aichen, Piero Manzoni, Brice Marden, Agnes Martin, Takashi Murakami, Marc Newson, Steven Parrino, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Richard Prince, Gerhard Richter, Edward Ruscha, Robert Ryman, Egon Schiele, Richard Serra, David Smith, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Cy Twombly, Piotr Uklanski, Banks Violette, Andy Warhol, Christopher Wool, and Aaron Young. A pristine copy still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 1-932598-80-4 Inventory Number: 016989

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Bogle, Andrew. Preface By Henry Geldzahler. GRAPHIC WORKS BY EDWARD RUSCHA. Auckland, NEW ZEALAND: Auckland City Art Gallery, 1978. First Edition. 8vo. Pictorial Wrappers. Catalogue Raisonné. Good. 144pp, profusely illustrated in b&w, with 6 tipped-in color plates. With an exhibition checklist, chronology, bibliography and exhibition history. Published in conjunction with a 1978 Australian exhibition of the artist's drawings and prints, this is a fully illustrated catalogue raisonné of Edward Ruscha's prints from 1966-76, as well as thirty word drawings. An internally handsome copy showing noticeable wear, sunning and soiling to its wrappers. It has been priced accordingly. Inventory Number: 021766

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Bogle, Andrew. Preface By Henry Geldzahler. GRAPHIC WORKS BY EDWARD RUSCHA. Auckland, NEW ZEALAND: Auckland City Art Gallery, 1978. First Edition. 8vo. Pictorial Wrappers. Catalogue Raisonné. Very Good -. 144pp, profusely illustrated in b&w, with 6 tipped-in color plates. With an exhibition checklist, chronology, bibliography and exhibition history. Published in conjunction with a 1978 Australian exhibition of the artist's drawings and prints, this is a fully illustrated catalogue raisonné of Edward Ruscha's prints from 1966-76, as well as thirty word drawings. An internally most handsome copy showing a slight dent to the crown of the spine along with some light wear and handling to its wrappers. It has been priced accordingly. Inventory Number: 022442

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD) (DEMAND, THOMAS) (GURSKY, ANDREAS). Gronert, Stefan, Diedrich Diederichsen & Ralph Rugoff. Preface by Dieter Ronte & Bonnie Clearwater. GREAT ILLUSIONS: DEMAND - GURSKY - RUSCHA. Bonn, GERMANY & North Miami, FL: Kunstmuseum Bonn & Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, 1999. First Edition. Oblong 4to. Printed Boards. Photography Monograph. Near Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. 120pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Text in English. Designed by Kuhle und Mozer. With an exhibition checklist and biographies. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "Great Illusions" is the beautifully designed hardbound catalogue published in conjunction with a traveling 1999 Museum survey exhibition of images by Thomas Demand, Andreas Gursky and Edward Ruscha - each of whose work straddles the boundaries of fine art and photography - dealing with the issue of "the fundamental question of reality in the picture". A bright, most handsome copy of the uncommon English language edition. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 1-888708-07-7 Inventory Number: 022367

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD) (DEMAND, THOMAS) (GURSKY, ANDREAS). Gronert, Stefan, Diedrich Diederichsen & Ralph Rugoff. Preface by Dieter Ronte & Bonnie Clearwater. GROSSE ILLUSIONEN: DEMAND - GURSKY - RUSCHA. Bonn & Koln, GERMANY: Kunstmuseum Bonn & Wienand Verlag, 1999. First Edition. Oblong 4to. Printed Boards. Photography Monograph. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. 120pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Text in German. Designed by Kuhle und Mozer. With an exhibition checklist and biographies. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "Grosse Illusionen" is the beautifully designed hardbound catalogue published in conjunction with a traveling 1999 Museum survey exhibition of images by Thomas Demand, Andreas Gursky and Edward Ruscha - each of whose work straddles the boundaries of fine art and photography - dealing with the issue of "the fundamental question of reality in the picture". A bright, most handsome copy of the German language edition. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 3-87909-676-7 Inventory Number: 022368

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Ruscha, Edward. GUACAMOLE AIRLINES AND OTHER DRAWINGS BY EDWARD RUSCHA - SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Signed by the Artist. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1980. First Edition. Oblong 4to. Cloth in Illustrated Jacket. Artist Monograph. Near Fine/Fine. 96pp, 51 b&w and 33 color illustrations. "Guacamole Airlines" is the charming 1980 compendium of reproductions of eighty-four drawings executed by Edward Ruscha between 1962 and 1979. Ruscha himself classified this as an artist's book in his self-compiled bibliography for the catalogue published in conjunction with his 1982 touring Museum retrospective entitled "The Works of Edward Ruscha". A most handsome copy BOLDLY SIGNED "Ed Ruscha" in blue ink on the front free endpaper. While not indicated, this comes from the library of the noted late collector and Ruscha's gallery director at Gagosian Beverly Hills, Robert Shapazian - from whom we acquired this directly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-8109-1580-4 Inventory Number: 022602

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD) (WEINER, LAWRENCE). Ruscha, Edward & Lawrence Weiner. HARD LIGHT. Los Angeles: Self-Published, 1978. First Edition 1/3560. 12mo. Printed Wrappers. Artists' Book. Fine. np (120pp), 65 b&w illustrations. This is Edward Ruscha and Lawrence Weiner's collaborative, photographically illustrated narrative starring Ed's pals Shelly Chamberlain, Suzanne Chandler, and Susan Haller. A bright and glossy, most handsome copy (entry B17 in Siri Engberg's "Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999") of Ruscha's final self-published artist's book of the sixties and seventies. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022552

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD) (WEINER, LAWRENCE). Ruscha, Edward & Lawrence Weiner. HARD LIGHT - SIGNED BY ED RUSCHA. Signed by Edward Ruscha. Los Angeles: Self-Published, 1978. First Edition 1/3560. 12mo. Printed Wrappers. Artist's Book. Fine./No Jacket - As Issued.. np (120pp), 65 b&w illustrations. This is Edward Ruscha and Lawrence Weiner's collaborative, photographically illustrated narrative starring Ed's pals Shelly Chamberlain, Suzanne Chandler, and Susan Haller. A glossy, pristine example of the first and only edition (entry B17 in Siri Engberg's "Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999" which is also cited on pages 198-201 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book", and as entry number twenty-four of the artist's books in Dieter Schwarz' "Lawrence Weiner: Books 1968-1989: Catalogue Raisonné") of Ruscha's final self-published artist book of the sixties and seventies BOLDLY SIGNED "Ed Ruscha" in black marker on the front free endpaper. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022173

$ 900.00 order/inquire

 

 
 

Gagosian, Larry. INSIGHT?. Moscow: Gagosian Gallery, 2007. First Edition. 4to. Gilt Debossed Boards. Exhibition Catalog. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. 90pp, 40 color illustrations. Text in English and Russian. Designed by Dan Miller Design. With an exhibition checklist. This is the opulently appointed hardbound catalogue published in conjunction with the inaugural 2007 Gagosian Gallery exhibition held in Moscow. This show consisted of forty works by gallery stalwarts Cecily Brown, Glenn Brown, John Currin, Dexter Dalwood, Willem De Kooning, Tracey Emin, Tom Friedman, Douglas Gordon, Arshile Gorky, Damien Hirst, Jenny Saville, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Sally Mann, Takashi Murakami, Marc Newson, Richard Phillips, Pablo Picasso, Richard Prince, Mark Rothko, Edward Ruscha, Richard Serra, Taryn Simon, Philip Taaffe, Cy Twombly, Piotr Uklanski, Francesco Vezzoli, Andy Warhol, and Christopher Wool. A most handsome copy. 1-932598-55-3 Inventory Number: 020563

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Kerouac, Jack & Edward Ruscha. Bob Monk, Coordinating Editor. JACK KEROUAC: ON THE ROAD - DESIGNED BY ED RUSCHA - LIMITED SIGNED SLIPCASED EDITION. Signed and Numbered by the Artist. New York & Gottingen, GERMANY: Gagosian - Steidl, 2009. First Edition 1/35O Deluxe. Oblong Folio. Full Leather in Slipcase. Illustrated Book. As New/No Jacket - As Issued. 228pp, 55 b&w photographic illustrations. Text in English. Designed by Ed Ruscha. Ed Ruscha's personal affinity with Jack Kerouac's seminal novel "On the Road" has been wonderfully resolved in this sumptuous limited edition volume. Ruscha has designed the book - illustrating Kerouac's classic of Beat literature with his own photographs. The text is printed by letterpress on 220 gram Hahnemühle paper with each of the fifty-five photographic plates die-cut, blind-embossed, and tipped in by hand to create an exquisite and original edition of "On the Road". The book is bound in sensual full grey leather with the title silkscreened using Kerouac's handwriting on the front cover and spine. It is housed in a matching grey leather slipcase accompanied by the publisher's pair of protective white gloves, as issued. A brand new, most handsome example of the first and only printing of this lavish reworking of Kerouac's magnum opus limited to three hundred and fifty copies NUMBERED (260/350), SIGNED AND DATED "Ed Ruscha 2009" in pencil on the rear colophon, as issued in its printed shipping carton. It is additionally accompanied by a copy the publisher's thirty-two page hors commerce booklet that photographically documents the creation and production of the "On The Road" project by Ed Ruscha and Gerhard Steidl. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight and value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 3-86521-947-0 Inventory Number: 022706

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(SHAW, JIM). Shaw, Jim. JIM SHAW MULTIPLE: THE DOGZ - IT'S EASTER IN MY BRAIN / WILLY NILLY - SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Signed by the Artist. NP (Los Angeles). ND (1990).: Cameo Appearance Records, First Pressing. Square 8vo. 45 RPM Single + Picture Sleeve. Artist's Multiple. Fine./Fine.. One 7" black vinyl 45 RPM single in an illustrated picture sleeve. This quirky self-pressed disc from 1990 features the two rock 'n' roll compositions "It's Easter in My Brain" b/w "Willy Nilly" penned by Jim Shaw with musical backing by "The Dogz" - an all-star cast of early nineties Cal Arts graduates featuring his Destroy All Monsters collaborator Mike Kelley, Stephen Prina, Eddie Ruscha, Art Byington and Richie Lee. The vocalists include Shaw, Liz Larner, Maija Beeton, Cindy Bernard, Laura Graham, and Martine Tomczyk. Its picture sleeve has two original Day-Glo, neo-psychedelic drawings executed by Jim Shaw for the project. A pristine copy of the first and only pressing of this uncommon item in a like sleeve SIGNED "Jim Shaw" in black ink across the rear cover's "white rabbit". Inventory Number: 023146

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD) (GOODE, JOE ). Hopkins, Henry T., Dorothy Ruscha & Mason Williams. JOE GOODE EDWARD RUSCHA. Balboa, CA: The Fine Arts Patrons of Newport Harbor, 1968. First Edition. 4to. Loose Sheets with Clasp. Artists Monograph. Very Good. np (32pp), 13 b&w + 4 color illustrations. With an exhibition history. Published as a set of loose pages held together with a plastic clasp at the spine, this inexpensively designed yet quaint catalogue is in effect the first museum publication for each of these Oklahoma transplants that helped to shape the Los Angeles art scene of the 1960s. Filled with major early works by both artists (Joe Goode's stair and milk bottle pieces, Ed Ruscha's "Oof", "Annie", and the Standard paintings, etc.), it is an important document of two major artists at the height of their powers. A handsome copy of this uncommon item showing some light wear and soiling to the covers along with a tiny crimp to the first few pages at the upper foredge corner. It has been priced accordingly. Inventory Number: 022687

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD) (GOODE, JOE ). Hopkins, Henry T., Dorothy Ruscha & Mason Williams. JOE GOODE EDWARD RUSCHA - SIGNED BY BOTH ARTISTS. Signed by the Artists. Balboa, CA: The Fine Arts Patrons of Newport Harbor, 1968. First Edition. 4to. Loose Sheets with Clasp. Artists Monograph. Fine. np (32pp), 13 b&w + 4 color illustrations. With an exhibition history. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. Published as a set of loose pages held together with a plastic clasp at the spine, this inexpensively designed yet quaint catalogue is in effect the first museum publication for each of these Oklahoma transplants that helped to shape the Los Angeles art scene of the 1960s. Filled with major early works by both artists (Joe Goode's stair and milk bottle pieces, Ed Ruscha's "Oof", "Annie", and the Standard paintings, etc.), it is an important document of two major artists at the height of their powers. A bright, most handsome copy of this uncommon item BOLDLY SIGNED by Joe Goode and Ed Ruscha in black ink above their names on the title page. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022688

$ 675.00 order/inquire

 

 
 

(GOODE, JOE). Corcoran Gallery, James. JOE GOODE: SELECTED PAINTINGS ON PAPER FROM 1977. Los Angeles: James Corcoran Gallery, 1991. First Edition. 4to. Printed Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Fine. np (32pp), 20 color illustrations. With a biography, exhibition history and collections listing. This is the elegant catalogue published in conjunction with a 1991 Los Angeles gallery exhibition of twelve large format paintings on paper from the "Dark" series executed in 1977 by Ed Ruscha's noted fellow Oklahoma to LA transplant/friend/and colleague Joe Goode. A most handsome copy. Inventory Number: 020352

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(GOODE, JOE). Duncan, Michael & Manny Silverman. JOE GOODE: THE CLOUD PAINTINGS. Los Angeles: Manny Silverman Gallery, 2001. First Edition 1/2600. 8vo. Stapled Illustrated Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Fine. 16pp, 11 color illustrations + color cover. This is the slender sixteen page exhibition catalogue published in conjunction with a 2001 Los Angeles gallery exhibition of twelve "Cloud" paintings from the seventies by Ed Ruscha's noted fellow Oklahoma to LA transplant/friend/and colleague Joe Goode. A most handsome copy. Inventory Number: 022678

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(GOODE, JOE). Brougher, Nora Halpern. JOE GOODE: WATERFALL PAINTINGS. Los Angeles: James Corcoran Gallery, 1990. First Edition. 4to. Printed Wrappers. Artist Monograph. Fine. np (40pp), 20 color illustrations. With a biography, exhibition history and collections listing. This is the elegant catalogue published in conjunction with a 1990 Los Angeles gallery exhibition of ten recent "Waterfall" paintings by Ed Ruscha's noted fellow Oklahoma to LA transplant/friend/and colleague Joe Goode. A most handsome copy. Inventory Number: 022132

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(VAN HAMERSVELD, JOHN). Van Hamersveld, John. Dave Clucas, Editor. JOHN VAN HAMERSVELD: MY ART, MY LIFE - SIGNED HARDBOUND EDITION LIMITED TO TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY COPIES. Signed and Numbered by the Artist. South Bend, IN: St. Augustine's Press, 2010. First Edition 1/250 Deluxe. 8vo. Cloth in Illustrated Jacket. Artist Autobiography. As New/As New. 234pp, illustrated in b&w and color. Artist turned Art Director John Van Hamersveld is responsible for some of the most iconic graphic images to emerge from California in the sixties and seventies. Raised in the surfing community of Palos Verdes, his teenage adventures with Mickey Dora, Dale Velzy, John Severson and childhood pal Rick Griffin led to his becoming the graphic designer for "Surfer" and "Surf Guide" Magazines at the height of the "Gidget" and Beach Party craze. In 1964 he created the timeless Day-Glo one-sheet for Bruce Brown's genre-defining film "The Endless Summer". After a stint at the famed Chouinard Art Institute, Van Hamersveld went on to design the Pinnacle Concerts posters for Jimi Hendrix, Cream, The Velvet Underground, and many others as well as create striking album packaging for The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, The Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour", The Jefferson Airplane's "Crown of Creation", Bob Dylan's "Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid", The Grateful Dead's "Skeletons From the Closet", and most notably The Rolling Stones' classic "Exile on Main Street". "My Art / My Life" confidently recounts Van Hamersveld's autobiographical experiences alongside many of the most interesting Surfing, Art (lots of Andy Warhol anecdotes!), and Rock 'n' Roll personalities of the period - albeit in a sometimes frustratingly disjointed spelling, grammar and continuity be damned manner - and establishes once and for all his place in the pantheon of graphic design history. A pristine example of the hardbound edition limited to two hundred and fifty copies BOLDLY SIGNED, NUMBERED (64/250) AND DATED 12/1/10 in black ink on the front colophon, as issued. 1-58731-523-8 Inventory Number: 021081

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Page, Suzanne, Claude Gintz, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Charles Harrison, Gabriele Guercio, Seth Siegelaub & Robert C. Morgan. L'ART CONCEPTUEL, UNE PERSPECTIVE. Paris: Musee D'Art Moderne De La Ville De Paris, 1989. First Edition (Second Printing) 1/1700. 4to. Printed Flexible Boards. Exhibition Catalog. Very Good. 260pp, profusely illustrated in b&w. Text in French & English. This the catalogue of the extensive 1989 international survey exhibition of Conceptual Art held at the Musee D'Art Moderne De La Ville De Paris. The artists included are Giovanni Anselmo, Art & Language, Michael Asher, John Baldessari, Robert Barry, Mel Bochner, Alighiero e Boetti, Marcel Broodthaers, Stanley Brouwn, Daniel Buren, Victor Burgin, Andre Cadere, Hanne Darboven, Jan Dibbets, Marcel Duchamp, Dan Flavin, Dan Graham, Hans Haacke, Eva Hesse, Douglas Huebler, Jasper Johns, On Kawara, Yves Klein, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Piero Manzoni, Robert Morris, Bruce Nauman, Claes Oldenburg, Roman Opalka, Adrian Piper, Emilio Prini, Robert Rauschenberg, Edward Ruscha, Robert Smithson, Bernar Venet, Lawrence Weiner, and Ian Wilson. A most presentable copy of the second printing of this uncommon document showing some light overall wear and soiling to its white wrappers along with a few abrasions along the spine. It has been priced accordingly. 2-85346-071-1 Inventory Number: 021314

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Ruscha, Ed. Edited and with an Introduction by Alexandra Schwartz. LEAVE ANY INFORMATION AT THE SIGNAL: WRITINGS, INTERVIEWS, BITS, PAGES - SIGNED BY ED RUSCHA. Cambridge, MA: An October Book / The MIT Press, 2002. First Edition. 8vo. Printed Cloth. Artist Monograph. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. 455pp, profusely illustrated in b&w. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. A lovingly assembled compendium of Edward Ruscha's writings and thoughts, "Leave Any Information at the Signal" is divided into three parts - each of which is arranged chronologically. Part one contains statements, letters, and other writings. Part two consists of more than fifty interviews, some of which have never before been published or translated into English. Part three contains sketchbook pages, word groupings, and other notes that chart how Ruscha develops ideas and solves problems. They are published here for the first time. The book also contains more than eighty illustrations, selected and arranged by the artist". A pristine copy BOLDLY SIGNED "Ed Ruscha" in black ink on the half title page. 0-262-18220-3 Inventory Number: 022281

$ 200.00 order/inquire

 

 
 

(SHAW, JIM). Shaw, Jim. LIFE AND DEATH: A NON-NARRATIVE NARRATIVE BY JIM SHAW. The End is Here Publications, 1981. First Edition. 12mo. Illustrated Wrappers. Artist's Book. Fine. np (54pp), 54 b&w illustrations. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "Life and Death: A Non-Narrative Narrative" is an early, self-published (with some assistance from Ed Ruscha) collection of Jim Shaw's humorous figurative black and white airbrushed drawings that owe a debt of gratitude to "Tex Avery, Basil Wolverton, Virgil Partch, and Big Daddy Ed Roth". A most handsome copy of this uncommon item whose front cover resembles a digest sized issue of Life magazine. 0-9607640-0-3 Inventory Number: 020926

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(ARTFORUM). Sandback, Amy Baker, Editor. LOOKING CRITICALLY: 21 YEARS OF ARTFORUM MAGAZINE. Ann Arbor, MI: U.M.I. Research Press, 1984. First Edition. Square 4to. Cloth in Illustrated Jacket. Fine/Good +. 342pp, profusely illustrated in b&w. Designed by Roger Gorman and Mary Beath. Beginning with an Ed Kienholz review at the Ferus Gallery from its June 1962 inaugural issue, this is an amazing compendium of articles and reviews culled from the first twenty-one years of the noted art periodical "Artforum" featuring contributions by the stellar likes of Kate Steinitz, Henry T. Hopkins, Don Factor, Robert Pincus-Witten, Dennis Adrian, John Coplans, Hilton Kramer, Harold Rosenberg, Henry Geldzahler, John Cage, Walter Hopps, Ed Ruscha, Allan Kaprow, Robert Rosenblum, Dan Flavin, Sam Wagstaff, Billy Kluver, Lucy R. Lippard, Robert Rosenblum, Roger Shattuck, Ad Reinhardt, Mel Bochner, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Barbara Rose, Manny Farber, Michael Fried, Robert Morris, Philip Leider, Hollis Frampton, Carl Andre, Richard Serra, Lawrence Alloway, Barbara Kruger, Jane Livingston, Lizzie Borden, Kenneth Baker, Laurie Anderson, Agnes Martin, Cindy Nemser, Sidney Tillim, Annette Michelson, Rosalind Krauss, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, Roberta Smith, Peter Plagens, Peter Schjeldahl, j. Hoberman, Hal Foster, Richard Flood, Carter Ratcliff, Stuart Morgan, Max Kozloff, Donald Kuspit, Dan Graham, Walter De Maria, Komar & Melamid, Edit De Ak, Lawrence Weiner, Kathy Acker, Robert Mapplethorpe, Anselm Kiefer, Thomas McEvilley, Louise Bourgeois, Ingrid Sischy, and too many more to list. A most handsome copy of the uncommon hardbound edition whose dust jacket shows some overall light wear, handling and scuffing. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. 0-8357-1536-1 Inventory Number: 014028

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(HAFIF, MARCIA). Hafif, Marcia. MARCIA HAFIF: POMONA HOUSES - SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Signed and Dated by the Artist. NP. ND (1972).: Mother Lode Editions, First Edition. 12mo. Stapled Printed Wrappers. Artist's Book. Fine. np (114pp), 45 b&w illustrations. Published in 1972 with no knowledge of Ed Ruscha's small photo books of architectural typologies endemic to the Southern California landscape, Marcia Hafif's "Pomona Houses" pays uncannily similar homage to the disappearing wooden framed, peaked roofed houses of her grandmother's neighborhood. A most handsome copy of this charming rarity (cited on page 284 of Jeffrey Brouws, Wendy Burton and Hermann Zschiegner's "Various Small Books: Referencing Various Small Books by Ed Ruscha") showing just a bit of typical age patination SIGNED AND DATED with the year of publication by Marcia Hafif in black ink on the title page. Inventory Number: 022199

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Ruscha, Edward. NINE SWIMMING POOLS (AND A BROKEN GLASS). Los Angeles. 1968 (1976).: Self-Published, Second Edition 1/2000. 8vo. Printed Wrappers. Artist's Book. Very Good./No Jacket - As Issued.. np (64pp), 10 color illustrations. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "Nine Swimming Pools" is Edward Ruscha's eighth artist book from 1968 - a paean to the beauty of the well appointed Southern California patio, and the blank white page. A handsome example of the 1976 second edition (whose first edition is entry B8 in Siri Engberg's "Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999", and is cited on pages 198-201 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book" and page 113 of "From Fair to Fine: 20th Century Photography Books That Matter") of two thousand copies issued without a glassine wrapper showing just a bit of handling and light patination to its covers. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 016842

$ 600.00 order/inquire

 

 
 

(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Ruscha, Edward. NINE SWIMMING POOLS (AND A BROKEN GLASS). Los Angeles: Self-Published, 1968. First Edition 1/2400. 12mo. Printed Wrappers with Glassine. Artist's Book. Near Fine./Very Good.. np (64pp), 10 color illustrations. "Nine Swimming Pools" is Edward Ruscha's eighth artist book from 1968 - a paean to the beauty of the well-appointed Southern California patio, and the blank white page. A bright white, impressively preserved example of the first edition (entry B8 in Siri Engberg's "Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999" which is also cited on pages 198-201 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book" as well as page 113 of "From Fair to Fine") of two thousand, four hundred copies with just a bit of age-toning along the bottom edge in the publisher's fragile glassine wrapper showing additional age-toning along the length of the spine as well as some closed tears and chipping to the top and bottom edges. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022393

$ 1350.00 order/inquire

 

 
 

(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Ruscha, Edward. NINE SWIMMING POOLS (AND A BROKEN GLASS) - A CHARMING SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM ED RUSCHA. Signed Presentation Copy from the Artist. Los Angeles. 1968 (1976).: Self-Published, Second Edition 1/2000. 8vo. Printed Wrappers. Artist's Book. Fine./No Jacket - As Issued.. np (64pp), 10 color illustrations. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "Nine Swimming Pools" is Edward Ruscha's eighth artist book from 1968 - a paean to the beauty of the well-appointed Southern California patio, and the blank white page. A bright white, most handsome example of the 1976 second edition (entry B8 in Siri Engberg's "Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999" which is also cited on pages 198-201 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book" and page 113 of "From Fair to Fine: 20th Century Photography Books That Matter") of two thousand copies issued without a glassine wrapper bearing the BOLDLY SIGNED PRESENTATION "... M'Love / Ed Ruscha" in blue ink on the front free endpaper to a former girlfriend from whom we obtained this directly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022395

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Ruscha, Edward. NINE SWIMMING POOLS (AND A BROKEN GLASS) - SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY FROM ED RUSCHA. Signed Association Copy from the Artist. Los Angeles: Self-Published, 1968. First Edition 1/2400. 8vo. Printed Wrappers with Glassine. Artist's Book. Near Fine./Very Good.. np (64pp), 10 color illustrations. "Nine Swimming Pools" is Edward Ruscha's eighth artist book from 1968 - a paean to the beauty of the well-appointed Southern California patio, and the blank white page. A most handsome example of the 1968 first edition (entry B8 in Siri Engberg's "Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999" which is also cited on pages 198-201 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book" and page 113 of "From Fair to Fine: 20th Century Photography Books That Matter") of two thousand, four hundred copies bearing the BOLDLY SIGNED INSCRIPTION "Hello Chris : Ed Ruscha" in blue ink on the front free endpaper showing a thin margin of light soiling to the bottom edge of its matte white wrappers. Christopher Finch is a noted artist and writer who prominently included Ruscha's work in his 1968 survey "Pop Art: Object and Image" published by Studio Vista, and from whom we obtained this significant tome directly. The publisher's fragile, lightly age-toned glassine wrapper shows some slight chipping along the top edge as well as some additional browning to the rear panel. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022392

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Ruscha, Edward. NINE SWIMMING POOLS (AND A BROKEN GLASS) - SIGNED BY ED RUSCHA. Signed by the Artist. Los Angeles. 1968 (1976).: Self-Published, Second Edition 1/2000. 8vo. Printed Wrappers. Artist's Book. Near Fine./No Jacket - As Issued.. np (64pp), 10 color illustrations. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "Nine Swimming Pools" is Edward Ruscha's eighth artist book from 1968 - a paean to the beauty of the well-appointed Southern California patio, and the blank white page. A bright white, most handsome example of the 1976 second edition (entry B8 in Siri Engberg's "Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999" which is also cited on pages 198-201 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book" and page 113 of "From Fair to Fine: 20th Century Photography Books That Matter") of two thousand copies issued without a glassine wrapper BOLDLY SIGNED "Ed Ruscha" in blue ink on the front free endpaper showing slight traces of a small, discreetly removed adhesive label at the upper foredge corner of the rear cover. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022396

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Ruscha, Edward. NINE SWIMMING POOLS (AND A BROKEN GLASS) - SIGNED BY EDWARD RUSCHA. Signed by the Artist. Los Angeles: Self-Published, 1968. First Edition 1/2400. 8vo. Printed Wrappers. Artist's Book. Good -./No Jacket. np (64pp), 10 color illustrations. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. "Nine Swimming Pools" is Edward Ruscha's eighth artist book from 1968 - a paean to the beauty of the well-appointed Southern California patio, and the blank white page. An internally most handsome example of the 1968 first edition (entry B8 in Siri Engberg's "Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999" which is also cited on pages 198-201 of The Hasselblad Center's "The Open Book" and page 113 of "From Fair to Fine: 20th Century Photography Books That Matter") of two thousand, four hundred copies BOLDLY SIGNED "Edward Ruscha" in black ink on the first preliminary that has unfortunately seen its front cover sliced through cleanly with a blade along its height 1 1/4" in from the foredge corner, with the resulting strip reattached using a length of transparent tape to the inside front cover. Otherwise, the exterior is bright white, but shows some traces of insect damage along the bottom edge of the front cover as well as the rear foredge, soiling to the bottom edge, and is lacking the publisher's glassine wrapper. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. Inventory Number: 022394

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD) (OCTOBER). Krauss, Rosalind, Annette Michelson, George Baker, Yve-Alain Bois, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Leah Dickerman, Hal Foster, Denis Hollier, Mignon Nixon, Malcolm Turvey & Lisa Pasquariello, Editors. OCTOBER 111: ART/ THEORY/ CRITICISM/ POLITICS - WINTER 2005: ED RUSCHA. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press Journals, 2005. First Edition. 8vo. Printed Wrappers. Journal. Fine. 144pp, illustrated in b&w. At the forefront of contemporary arts theory and criticism, "October" has for over thirty-five years focused critical attention on the contemporary arts and their various contexts of interpretation: film, painting, music, photography, performance, sculpture, literature. Contributions to this special thematic issue devoted to Ed Ruscha include: Language Between Performance and Photography - Liz Kotz, "Second City": Ed Ruscha and the Reception of Los Angeles Pop - Alexandra Schwartz, Blue Collar Drawings 1992 - Ed Ruscha, Thermometers Should Last Forever - Yve-Alain Bois, Ed Ruscha and the Language That He Used - Lisa Pasquariello, "Something Else": Ed Ruscha's Photographic Books - Kevin Hatch, and Ed Ruscha's One-Way Street - Jaleh Mansoor. A most handsome copy . 0-262-75261-1 Inventory Number: 021953

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(RUSCHA, EDWARD) (OCTOBER). Krauss, Rosalind, Annette Michelson, George Baker, Yve-Alain Bois, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Leah Dickerman, Hal Foster, Denis Hollier, Mignon Nixon, Malcolm Turvey & Lisa Pasquariello, Editors. OCTOBER 111: ART/ THEORY/ CRITICISM/ POLITICS - WINTER 2005: ED RUSCHA. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press Journals, 2005. First Edition. 8vo. Printed Wrappers. Journal. Fair. 144pp, illustrated in b&w. At the forefront of contemporary arts theory and criticism, "October" has for over thirty-five years focused critical attention on the contemporary arts and their various contexts of interpretation: film, painting, music, photography, performance, sculpture, literature. Contributions to this special thematic issue devoted to Ed Ruscha include: Language Between Performance and Photography - Liz Kotz, "Second City": Ed Ruscha and the Reception of Los Angeles Pop - Alexandra Schwartz, Blue Collar Drawings 1992 - Ed Ruscha, Thermometers Should Last Forever - Yve-Alain Bois, Ed Ruscha and the Language That He Used - Lisa Pasquariello, "Something Else": Ed Ruscha's Photographic Books - Kevin Hatch, and Ed Ruscha's One-Way Street - Jaleh Mansoor. An otherwise handsome copy showing a dent to the upper foredge corner that is also missing the right half of its front cover. It has been priced accordingly. 0-262-75261-1 Inventory Number: 017761

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(OCTOBER). Krauss, Rosalind, Annette Michelson, George Baker, Yve-Alain Bois, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Leah Dickerman, Hal Foster, Denis Hollier, Mignon Nixon, Malcolm Turvey & Lisa Pasquariello, Editors. OCTOBER 112: ART/ THEORY/ CRITICISM/ POLITICS - SPRING 2005. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press Journals, 2005. First Edition. 8vo. Printed Wrappers. Journal. Very Good. 138pp, illustrated in b&w. At the forefront of contemporary arts theory and criticism, "October" has for over thirty-five years focused critical attention on the contemporary arts and their various contexts of interpretation: film, painting, music, photography, performance, sculpture, literature. Contributions to this issue include: From The Neutral: Session of March 11, 1978 - Roland Barthes, Translated by Rosalind Krauss, Roland Barthes's Novel Antoine Compagnon, Translated by Rosalind Krauss, Notes (on the Index Card) - Denis Hollier, On Duchamp - Michel Leiris, Translated by Rosalind Krauss, Leiris / Nerval: A Few File Cards - Richard Sieburth, "These are not exercises in style": Le Chant du Styrène - Edward Dimendberg, Material Remains: Night and Fog - Emma Wilson, and Artists as Filmmakers in Los Angeles - David E. James. A handsome copy showing a slight dent to the crown of the spine. 0-262-75262-X Inventory Number: 019363

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(OCTOBER). Krauss, Rosalind, Annette Michelson, Yve-Alain Bois, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Hal Foster, Denis Hollier, Silvia Kolbowski, Homi Bhabha & Melissa Mathis, Editors. OCTOBER 78: ART/ THEORY/ CRITICISM/ POLITICS - FALL 1996. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press Journals, 1996. First Edition. 8vo. Printed Wrappers. Journal. Very Good. 124pp, illustrated in b&w. At the forefront of contemporary arts theory and criticism, "October" has for over thirty-five years focused critical attention on the contemporary arts and their various contexts of interpretation: film, painting, music, photography, performance, sculpture, literature. Contributions to this issue include: The Death of Paper: A Radio Play - Denis Hollier; Formless: A User's Guide, Excerpts To Introduce a User's Guide - Yve-Alain Bois; A User's Guide to Entropy - Yve-Alain Bois and Rosalind Krauss; Informe without Conclusion - Rosalind Krauss; Obscene, Abject, Traumatic - Hal Foster. A handsome copy. ISSN 0162-2870 Inventory Number: 013122

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(RUWEDEL, MARK). Ruwedel, Mark. ONE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED TWELVE PALMS (1212 PALMS) - SIGNED BY MARK RUWEDEL. Signed by the Photographer. New Haven, CT: Yale University Art Gallery, 2010. First Edition. 12mo. Cloth with Pastedown. Artist's Book. Fine/No Jacket - As Issued. np (28pp), 9 tritone and 1 b&w illustration. Designed by Dung Ngo. "One Thousand Two Hundred Twelve Palms" is the beautifully designed and printed hardbound artist's book cum catalogue published in conjunction with a 2010 Yale University Art Gallery exhibition of Mark Ruwedel's photographic series of the same name. "1212 Palms" is a complete work representing my long-term interest in place names and a conceptual approach to landscape photography. It is a set of black and white photographs of locations in the California deserts that were named for a certain number of palm trees. From Una Palma to Thousand Palms Oasis, the nine names add up to one thousand two hundred and twelve, although the number of trees depicted do not". A most handsome copy of this elegant work (featured on pages 244-245 of Jeffrey Brouws, Wendy Burton and Hermann Zschiegner's "Various Small Books: Referencing Various Small Books by Ed Ruscha") BOLDLY SIGNED "Mark Ruwedel" in black ink across the title page. 0-89467-978-3 Inventory Number: 022187

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Hopkins, Henry T.. PAINTING AND SCULPTURE IN CALIFORNIA: THE MODERN ERA. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art & Hudson Hills Press, Inc., 1976. First Edition. 4to. Printed Wrappers. Exhibition Catalog. Very Good -. 272pp, profusely illustrated in b&w and color. This is the substantive catalogue published in conjunction with the comprehensive 1979 SFMoMA historical survey exhibition of modernist work by California artists. In addition to Henry Hopkins' essay, it includes numerous reprints of important texts from primary sources. Artists whose work is represented here include John Altoon, Robert Arneson, John Baldessari, Michael Asher, Wallace Berman, Elmer Bischoff, Bruce Conner, Richard Diebenkorn, Vija Celmins, Judy Chicago, Jay DeFeo, Maynard Dixon, Edward Kienholz, Edward Ruscha, Chris Burden, Billy Al Bengston, Clyfford Still, John McLaughlin, Peter Voulkos, William Wegman, Allen Ruppersberg, Peter Saul, Larry Bell, and Mel Ramos. An internally most handsome copy showing some light soiling and typical age-toning to its matte beige covers. It has been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its weight - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase. LC 76-15734 Inventory Number: 020089

$ 65.00 order/inquire

 

 
 

(PARKETT). Curiger, Bice, Editor. PARKETT NO. 18: EDWARD RUSCHA - COLLABORATION + EDITION: BOYD WEBB - INSERT. Zurich, SWITZERLAND: Parkett, 1988. First Edition. Small 4to. Illustrated Wrappers. Contemporary Art Periodical. Fine. ca 200pp, profusely illustrated in color and b&w. Parallel Text in English and German. A pristine copy of the unavailable eighteenth issue of this influential Swiss visual arts quarterly still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap. 3-907509-68-4 Inventory Number: 013671

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