This work will be included in the forthcoming Ed Ruscha Catalogue Raisonné being prepared by Pat Poncy under the archive no. P1962.06.
"The mad road, lonely, leading around the bend into the openings of space towards the horizon Wasatch snows promised us in the vision of the West, spine heights at the world's end, coast of blue Pacific starry night - nobone halfbanana moons sloping in the tangled night sky, the torments of great formations in mist, the huddled invisible insect in the car racing onwards, illuminate. - The raw cut, the drag, the butte, the star, the draw, the sunflower in the grass - orangebutted west lands of Arcadia, forlorn sands of the isolate earth, dewy exposures to infinity in black space, home of the rattlesnake and the gopher the level of the world, low and flat: the charging restless mute unvoiced road keening in a seizure of tarpaulin power into the route." "
Jack Kerouac, Visions of Cody, New York, c. 1972 p. 391.)
Fig. 1 Robert Frank, U.S. 285, New Mexico, 1955-56