Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota: Walker Art Center, 1999
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 112519
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First edition, first and only printing. Hardcover. Two volumes in paper-covered boards in a cloth slipcase with photographically illustrated dust wrap. Volume One is 128 pp. with approximately 400 four-color and black-and-white reproductions, a complete catalogue of Ruscha's print work, artist's books and other works. Volume Two is 158 pp. with numerous four-color and black-and-white plates and reference illustrations, a foreword by Kathy Halbreich, essays by Siri Engberg and Clive Phillpot, "The Information Man" by Edward Ruscha, a detailed key to the catalogue compiled by Siri Engberg (including edition size, proofs, inscriptions, printer, publisher and print run information), a bibliography, exhibition history and title and subject indexes. 12-1/4 x 10 inches. Published on the occasion of the 1999 exhibition Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999 at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota (traveled to other venues). Out of print.
Fine in Fine dust wrapper. A Near Mint copy.
From the publisher: "For 40 years, Edward Ruscha has been an influential voice in postwar American painting as well as one of contemporary art's most significant graphic artists. From his first prints and artist's books made in the early 1960s to his latest projects, Ruscha has created a body of editioned work that is uniquely American in both subject and sensibility. He first began making prints in the late 1950s, and produced his first lithograph in 1962, which was soon followed by his landmark book, Twenty-six Gasoline Stations. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Ruscha continued to publish similar books, filled with photographs depicting commonplace items or locations that commented on the sterility and anonymity of the Los Angeles landscape. These works are now considered pivotal in the history of the contemporary artist's book."