18 May 2006,
Price realised GBP 2,280
GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
Every Building on the Sunset Strip. Los Angeles: Edward Ruscha, 1966. 8° (140 x 172mm). Black and white photographs in 9 sections tipped together and folded into Leporello, as issued. Original white wrappers, spine and front cover printed in silver, original silver paper covered slipcase (spine creased, very light scattered spotting, silver paper on slipcase lifting slightly as often, light wear). Provenance: gift inscription on title -- Ruscha's inscription on title verso.
FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY RUSCHA. Every Building is 'consistent with the imagery and the typefaces in the Ruscha paintings that helped define Pop art for the masses. But... 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.
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