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Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass

By: Ruscha, Edward

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Edward Ruscha: 1968

Seller ID: 25706

Condition: Very good


Second edition (1976). 12mo (18 cm), pp. [64]. White paper wrappers with black lettering. Includes ten brightly colored plates, interspersed among 52 blank pages. From an edition of 1,900 copies (The Works of Edward Ruscha, p. 169). Light edge wear and smudging. These photos, all taken at low-rent Las Vegas hotels, "speak to the notion that fantasies of sun and surf are available to everyone, from motel patrons paddling around in those run-down but beautifully blue swimming pools, to multimillionaire movie stars who have the real thing in their backyards," while nevertheless expressing... View more info

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Records

By: Ruscha, Edward

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Hollywood, CA, Heavy Industry Publications: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25702

Condition: Very good


12mo (18 cm),pp. [64]. Red wrappers with black lettering. Includes 26 illustrations of albums, accompanied by the photos of the covers. Wrappers have black ink splotch under titling (in a manner that blends well with the design), plus one lesser dampstain and very slight edge wear. From the estate of actor Margot Kidder. From an edition of 2,000 copies (The Works of Edward Ruscha, p. 169). "Ed Ruscha is the quintessential Los Angeles artist whose work catapulted Pop art from a form that merely highlighted the universal ordinary into a form in which the ordinary could now be viewed in relat... View more info

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Every Building on the Sunset Strip

By: Ruscha, Edward

Price: $2,500.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Edward Ruscha: 1966

Seller ID: 25708

Condition: Very good


Second printing: does NOT include extra flap at the end. 12mo (18 cm). 25-foot-long, 51 accordion-folded panels in leporello binding. White paper wrappers with black lettering. From an edition of 1,000 copies (The Works of Edward Ruscha, p. 169). Continuous stream of photos along top and bottom edge of panels, representing both sides of the street (ironically rendering the Strip in strip form, points out David Bourdon in "A Heap of Words About Ed Ruscha," in Art International, 11/20/71). Wrappers have light edge wear, smudging and creasing. From actor Margot Kidder's estate. View more info

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A Few Palm Trees

By: Ruscha, Edward

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Hollywood, CA, Heavy Industry Publications: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25701

Condition: Very good


12mo (18 cm),pp. [64]. Glossy black wrappers. Includes 14 illustrations of palm trees, photos taken by a west-facing camera, each with a geographic location on the facing pages (e.g., "Island at Hollywood Blvd. & La Brea Ave."). Wrappers have light edge wear. From the estate of actor Margot Kidder. From an edition of 4,000 copies (The Works of Edward Ruscha, p. 169). "Ruscha's palm trees are interestingly uninteresting variations of the same plant. They're like Los Angeles weather, slightly different but indifferent" (Peter Plagens, in Works). First Edition. View more info

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Every Building on the Sunset Strip

By: Ruscha, Edward

Price: $3,000.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Edward Ruscha: 1966

Seller ID: 25707

Condition: Very good


Presentation copy. Signed and inscribed by author on copyright page to actress Margot Kidder: "Margo- / Here's what they (the world) / had me doing in '66 - / Ed." Second printing: does NOT include extra flap at the end. 12mo (18 cm). 25-foot-long, 51 accordion-folded panels in leporello binding, with original silver FasCal-covered cardboard slipcase (now in pieces). White paper wrappers with black lettering. From an edition of 1,000 copies (The Works of Edward Ruscha, p. 169). Continuous stream of photos along top and bottom edge of panels, representing both sides of the street (ironi... View more info

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Some Los Angeles Apartments

By: Ruscha, Edward

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Edward Ruscha: 1965

Seller ID: 25705

Condition: Near fine


Second edition (1970). 12mo (18 cm), pp. [48]. White paper wrappers with green lettering, glassine jacket. From an edition of 3,000 copies (The Works of Edward Ruscha, p. 169). Small red mark on back cover, slight corner wear. Glassine jacket has red mark, age-related discoloration, creasing and a small chip. "Ruscha's photography frequently took the American vernacular as its subject, showing the United States as it was encountered in everyday post-war life. Ruscha sought to avoid romanticising his subjects and approached them with an emphasis on concept over representation, arguing that ... View more info

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Real Estate Opportunities

By: Ruscha, Edward

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Hollywood, CA, Edward Ruscha: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25703

Condition: Very good


12mo (18 cm),pp. [48]. White paper wrappers with black lettering. Includes 25 photos of buildings and lots. Wrappers have light edge wear, small stain on front cover, handful of dog-eared pages. From an edition of 4,000 copies (The Works of Edward Ruscha, p. 169). Peter Plagen writes that "Real Estate Opportunities, the best of the books, lays open the tawdry, land-boom, get-rich-quick underpinnings of Southern California..." (Works, p. 40). From the estate of actor Margot Kidder. First Edition. View more info