Ed Ruscha, ‘Dutch Details [SIGNED]’, 1971, Other, Eric Chaim Kline Bookseller
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Ed Ruscha

Dutch Details [SIGNED], 1971

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  1. Ruscha, Edward. Dutch Details [SIGNED]. Arnhem: Octopus Foundation, 1971. First edition. 1/3000 …
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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.

Ed Ruscha, ‘Dutch Details [SIGNED]’, 1971, Other, Eric Chaim Kline Bookseller
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  1. Ruscha, Edward. Dutch Details [SIGNED]. Arnhem: Octopus Foundation, 1971. First edition. 1/3000 signed Ed Ruscha on inside front cover. Unpaginated. 4 1/2" x 15" white wraps with title printed to cover in black, rotected by modern mylar. The hardest-to-find of Ed Ruscha's conceptual art books, this …
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Octopus Foundation
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

Dutch Details [SIGNED], 1971

Location
Santa Monica
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