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Artist book, glue bound, offset printed
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.
Self-published artist book, 48 pages. 1967. 2,413 copies printed of first edition. There are two copies of the first edition in the University of North Dakota's Artist Books collection.
Book features aerial black and white photographs of parking lots around the Southern California area, taken by Los Angeles aerial photographer Art Alanis who Ruscha hired for the project.
For more information about this book, please contact UND Art Collections.
James Smith Pierce Collection
Slight yellowing of cover, slight wear on corners.