Lot 413: EDWARD RUSCHA. A set of 14 titles from Ruscha, a pioneer of the photo book as artistic medium.

Swann Auction Galleries

October 25, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
New York, NY, US
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Description: EDWARD RUSCHA.
A set of 14 titles from Ruscha, a pioneer of the photo book as artistic medium.
This exceptional collection includes the rare limited first edition of Twentysix Gasoline Stations, Dutch Details, and 3 other signed titles. All with numerous illustrations. Various formats, but most are 8vos, each are as issued, including 5 with original glassine dust jackets and one with the original printed dust jacket; one with the original slipcase. Hasselblad 198. FIRST EDITIONS, 3 ARE SIGNED BY RUSCHA.
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Notes: Twentysix Gasoline Stations. First edition, one of 400 copies. Self-published, 1963

Some Los Angeles Apartments. First edition. Self-published, 1965

Every Building on the Sunset Strip. First edition, THE SLIPCASE SIGNED BY RUSCHA. Self-published, 1966

Thirtyfour Parking Lots in Los Angeles. First edition. Self-published, 1967

Royal Road Test. First edition. Self-published, 1967

Nine Swimming Pools and A Broken Glass. First edition. Self-published, 1968

Crackers. First edition, SIGNED BY RUSCHA. Heavy Industry Publications, Hollywood, 1969

Babycakes with Weights. First edition. Multiples, Inc., New York, 1970

Real Estate Opportunities. First edition. Self-published, 1970

Dutch Details. First edition. Octopus Foundation within the framework of Sonsbeek 71, Deventer, The Netherlands, 1971

Records. First edition. Heavy Industry Publications, Hollywood, 1971

A Few Palm Trees. First edition, SIGNED BY RUSCHA. Heavy Industry Publications, Hollywood, 1971

Colored People. First edition. Self-published, 1972

Hard Light. First edition. Heavy Industry Publications, Hollywood, and Moved Pictures, New York, 1978.

WITH--Billy Al Bengston. By James Monte. An exhibition catalogue designed by Ruscha. Oblong 4to, sand paper wrappers with the flocked title and twin-bolt binding; pink tie. First edition. (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), (1968).
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