4 June 2008
RUSCHA, Ed. Every Building on the Sunset Strip. Los Angeles: Edward Ruscha, 1966. 8° (140 x 172mm). Black and white photo-reproductions in 9 sections tipped together and folded in concertina, as issued. Original white wrappers, spine and front cover printed in silver, original silver paper covered slipcase (covers soiled and with some wear, slipcase partly split at joints).
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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