19 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 1,375
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
Every Building on the Sunset Strip. Los Angeles: Edward Ruscha, 1966.
Octavo (140 x 172mm). Black and white photographs in 9 sections tipped together and folded in concertina, as issued. Original white wrappers, spine and front cover printed in silver (covers soiled and with some wear). With the remnants of the original silver foil covered slipcase (lacking top and bottom edge, worn). Provenance: Mike Salisbury (noted American graphic designer and photographer).
FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. 'NOT ONLY THE MOST PHYSICALLY AMBITIOUS OF RUSCHA'S BOOKS, BUT ALSO THE MOST FLAMBOYANT' (The Photobook). 'Ruscha's books and the photos in them have had a greater influence on younger artists and photographers than his paintings' (101 Books). 101 Books, pp. 182-185; The Open Book, pp.198-99; The Photobook, vol. II, pp.142-3; Regards à travers le livre 138.
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