London, South Kensington
21 May 2010
ED RUSCHA and BILLY AL BENGSTON
Business Cards. No place but Los Angeles: by the authors, 1968.
Small folio (210 x 140mm). 20 black and white photographs. Business cards stapled on the last leaf, as issued. Original card covers bound with rawhide ties, photographic print mounted on the front cover (spine rubbed, short creases on the front cover). Signed 'B.A.B.' and 'Ed Ruscha' on the front cover.
FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY RUSCHA AND BENGTSON. A very good copy. Engberg and Phillpot, Ed Ruscha Editions, B7 ('of all Ruscha's books, whether solo or collaborative, Business Cards is the least formal in its design'). Cf. The Open Book, pp. 198-9.
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