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    Sale 1990

    Prints And Multiples

    29 - 30 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 471

    ED RUSCHA (B. 1937)

    [A group of seventeen artist's books] (Engberg books 1-8; 10-17; E. misc. 10)

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    ED RUSCHA (B. 1937)
    [A group of seventeen artist's books] (Engberg books 1-8; 10-17; E. misc. 10)
    seventeen artist's books, 1963-1978, on various wove papers, (E. B5) initialed in ink on the first page, (E. B7) signed in ink on the cover, (E. B3-B5, B7, B10-B17 and M10) from the first editions, (E. B2 and B8) from the second editions, (E. B1) from the third edition, (E. B6) from the fourth edition, from editions of varying size, (E. B1-B6, B8, B12 and B16) published by the artist, (E. B7, B10, B13, B15 and B17) published by Heavy Industry Publications, Hollywood, (E. B17 also co-published by Moved Pictures, New York), (E. B11) published by Multiples, Inc., New York, (E. B14) published by Octopus Foundation within the framework of Sonsbeek 71, Deventer, The Netherlands, (E. M10) published by Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, (E. B17) with the leather lace broken (with associated staining on the cover, first and last pages), (E. B4) with a vertical crease along the spine, otherwise each in good condition, (E. B4) with original silver mylar-covered slipcase (splitting, stains, scuffs and wear)
    various sizes
    albums (17)

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    Twenty-six Gasoline Stations (E. B1); Various Small Fires and Milk (E. B2); Some Los Angeles Apartments (E. B3); Every Building on the Sunset Strip (E. B4); Thirty-four Parking Lots in Los Angeles (E. B5); Royal Road Test (E. B6); Business Cards (a collaboration with Billy Al Bengston) (E. B7); Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass (E. B8); Crackers (E. B10); Babycakes with Weights (E. B11); Real Estate Opportunities (E. B12); A Few Palm Trees (E. B13); Dutch Details (E. B14); Records (E. B15); Colored People (E. B16); Hard Light (a collaboration with Lawrence Weiner) (E. B17); and Billy (E. M10)