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Artist book, sewn bound, offset print with yellow vanish tint overprint
Art & Design Study Collection, James Smith Pierce Collection
UND Art Collections Repository
Edward Ruscha was born in 1937 in Omaha, NE and is currently based out of California. Ruscha studied commercial art at the Chouinard Art Institute from 1956 to 1960. He is best known for his artist's books that strategically combine photography with short phrases and brand names to showcase the sole architectural, emotional or cultural subject of the book. He is also known for his experimental material use in his paintings and drawings, such as using chewing tobacco, spinach, Pepto-Bismol and even caviar. Edward Ruscha has work in the permanent collections of the Walker Art Museum, the Tate Museum, the Whitney Museum, and many other collections both private and public.
Artist book. Collection of black and white photographs of various small fires, ending with a photo of a glass of milk. 48 pages, 16 photos. First edition printed 1964, second 1970. 3000 copies of second edition printed.
Anderson, Ritchie & Simon, Los Angeles
James Smith Pierce Collection.
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Slight yellowing and wear to edges of glassine cover