February 23, 2014

MODERN ART & DESIGN AUCTION

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Lot 227: Ed Ruscha

Lot 227: Ed Ruscha

Group of books (5)

A, B: Black offset print on paper; C: Black offset print on 80 lb white Prentice Gloss Text paper; D: Black offset print on 60 lb Lithosheen Gloss paper; E: Black offset print on 80 lb white Vicksburg Vellum paper
A: From the third edition of 3,000; B: From the first edition of 2,413; C: From the first edition of 1,000; D: From the edition of 5,000; E: From the edition of 4,000
A: Published by the artist, printed by The Cunningham Press, Alhambra; B, C: Published by the artist, printed by Blair Litho, Los Angeles; D: Published by Heavy Industry Publications, Hollywood, printed by GR Huttner Lithography, Burbank; E: Published by the artist, printed by GR Huttner Lithography, Burbank
B: Signed and inscribed on front endpaper in blue ballpoint pen "To Paul/From/Ed" with date stamp "Jan 28 1968"
A: 7" x 5.5"; B: 10" x 8.125"; C: 9.5" x 6.5"; D: 8.75" x 6"; E: 7" x 5.5"
A: Twentysix Gasoline Stations (1963; 1969); B: Thirtyfour Parking Lots (1967); C: Royal Road Test (1967); D: Crackers (1969); E: Real Estate Opportunities (1970)
Literature: Engberg, Siri, and Clive Philpot. Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999, A Catalogue Raisonné. New York: DAP, 1999. pp 123-125, #B1, #B5, #B6, #B10, #B12.
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $5,312
Inventory Id: 9226

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