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Accordion fold, offset lithograph
5 3/4" when closed, 297" when accordion page is fully extended.
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.
First edition, self-published by the artist in 1966. 1000 copies made. Originally sold for $12. Silver outer sleeve, artist book contains an accordion fold-out collection of black and white images of the buildings on the Los Angeles Sunset Strip.
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James Smith Pierce Collection
Slight age discoloration near spine on cover; signs of wear on silver cover