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Ed Ruscha

A collection of thirteen artist's books, 1964-1978

A group of 13 artist's books by Ed Ruscha, including one collaboration with Lawrence Weiner, all in soft cover, several with the original glassine dust jackets
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Phillips

Various sizes
Eight 7 1/8 x 5 5/8 in. (18.1 x 14.3 cm)

Including:
Twentysix Gasoline Stations; …

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Various sizes
Eight 7 1/8 x 5 5/8 in. (18.1 x 14.3 cm)

Including:
Twentysix Gasoline Stations; Various Small Fires and Milk; Some Los Angeles Apartments; Every Building on the Sunset Strip; Thirtyfour Parking Lots in Los Angeles; Royal Road Test; Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass; Crackers; Real Estate …

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Seven from the first editions
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Ed Ruscha
American, b. 1937
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Despite being credited with a Pop sensibility, Ed Ruscha defies categorization with his diverse output of photographic books and tongue-in-cheek photo-collages, paintings, and drawings. Ruscha’s work is inspired by the ironies and idiosyncrasies of life in Los Angeles, which he often conveys by placing glib words and phrases from colloquial and consumerist usage atop photographic images or fields of color. Known for painting and drawing with unusual materials such as gunpowder, blood, and Pepto Bismol, Ruscha draws attention to the deterioration of language and the pervasive cliches in pop culture, illustrated by his iconic 1979 painting I Don’t Want No Retro Spective. “You see this badly done on purpose, but the badly-done-on-purpose thing was done so well that it just becomes, let’s say, profound,” he once said. Equally renowned were his photographic books, in which he transferred the deadpan Pop style into series of images of LA—apartments, palm trees, or Twentysix Gasoline Stations (1962), his most famous work.

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About the work
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Phillips

Various sizes
Eight 7 1/8 x 5 5/8 in. (18.1 x 14.3 cm)

Including:
Twentysix Gasoline Stations; …

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Various sizes
Eight 7 1/8 x 5 5/8 in. (18.1 x 14.3 cm)

Including:
Twentysix Gasoline Stations; Various Small Fires and Milk; Some Los Angeles Apartments; Every Building on the Sunset Strip; Thirtyfour Parking Lots in Los Angeles; Royal Road Test; Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass; Crackers; Real Estate …

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Signature
Seven from the first editions
Publisher
the artist
Ed Ruscha
American, b. 1937
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Despite being credited with a Pop sensibility, Ed Ruscha defies categorization with his diverse output of photographic books and tongue-in-cheek photo-collages, paintings, and drawings. Ruscha’s work is inspired by the ironies and idiosyncrasies of life in Los Angeles, which he often conveys by placing glib words and phrases from colloquial and consumerist usage atop photographic images or fields of color. Known for painting and drawing with unusual materials such as gunpowder, blood, and Pepto Bismol, Ruscha draws attention to the deterioration of language and the pervasive cliches in pop culture, illustrated by his iconic 1979 painting I Don’t Want No Retro Spective. “You see this badly done on purpose, but the badly-done-on-purpose thing was done so well that it just becomes, let’s say, profound,” he once said. Equally renowned were his photographic books, in which he transferred the deadpan Pop style into series of images of LA—apartments, palm trees, or Twentysix Gasoline Stations (1962), his most famous work.

Ed Ruscha

A collection of thirteen artist's books, 1964-1978

A group of 13 artist's books by Ed Ruscha, including one collaboration with Lawrence Weiner, all in soft cover, several with the original glassine dust jackets
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