Publisher: New York and Göttingen, Germany: Gagosian Gallery and Steidl Verlag, 2014
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112785
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine gray cloth-covered boards, with title stamped in silver on cover and spine, no dust jacket as issued; contained in a heavy gray cardboard slipcase with title stamped in silver on both sides. Paintings and text by Edward Ruscha. Essay by Thomas Crow. Edited by Robert Dean. Includes comprehensive catalogue entries, chronology, exhibition history and bibliography. Designed by Bruce Mau, Bruce Mau Design, Inc., Toronto, with Breanne Woods, Carolina Söderholm and Judith McKay. 570 pp., profusely illustrated with four-color plates and additional black-and-white reference illustrations, beautifully printed by Steidl on Scheufelen Job Parilux paper. Book 11-5/8 x 9-5/8 inches; slipcase 12-1/8 x 10 inches.
From the publisher: "This sixth volume of Edward Ruscha: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings documents the 227 paintings, and studies for paintings, made between 1998 and 2003. Though a number of these works refer in some degree to Ruscha's output of the past two decades, the period inaugurates two major series--the 'Metro Plots,' which diagram streets in Los Angeles and American cities, and the celebrated 'Mountain' paintings. A third series, loosely grouped, takes books as its subject. This period is also notable for the appearance of the first of the 'Course of Empire' paintings, with which the artist would represent the United States at the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005. As in previous volumes, included are numerous documentary photographs, a selection of Ruscha's sketchbook pages, and complete bibliographic references and exhibition histories."