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Publisher: New York and Göttingen, Germany: Gagosian Gallery and Steidl Verlag, 2012
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112769
First edition, first printing. Signed in black ink on the front free endpaper by Ruscha. Hardcover. Gray cloth-covered boards with title stamped in silver on cover and spine; no dust jacket as issued; contained in a printed cardboard slipcase. Paintings by Ed Ruscha. Essay by Hal Foster. Edited by Robert Dean and Lisa Turvey. Includes a chronology, exhibition history, bibliography, public commissions and in index of paintings. Designed by Bruce Mau Design, Inc. 504 pp., with over 200 four-color plates. 12 x 10 inches.
Fine in Fine slipcase.
From the publisher: "The period covered by Volume 5 comprises 195 paintings, reproduced in full color. A highlight is the complete layout of the 1995 Denver Central Library project, which Ruscha described as 'a rolling historical landscape of Colorado and the West.' Other notable series of this period include the Cityscape paintings, which resemble ransom notes, and a group of images of clock faces titled after the names of American cars and car manufacturers. This volume also includes numerous documentary photographs, a selection of Ruscha's sketchbook pages, and complete bibliographic references and exhibition histories."