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    Ed-werd Rew-shay, Young Artist

    Edward Ruscha. Artist Joseph Cleary's Vast Collection of Books by and about His Friend, Edward Ruscha. [Los Angeles and elsewhere]: 1968-2011. A substantial collection of Ruscha titles accumulated through an ongoing art-trading relationship between the two artists, containing several Ruscha highlights.

    Edward Ruscha and Billy Al Bengston. Business Cards. [Los Angeles: Billy Al Bengston and Edward Ruscha, 1968. First edition, signed by both authors on the front wrapper. [and:] Edward Ruscha. Edward Ruscha (Ed-werd Rew-shay) Young Artist. A book accompanying the exhibition of Prints, Drawings, and Books of Edward Ruscha at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts April 18 - May 28, 1972. Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1972. First edition, inscribed by Ruscha on a preliminary blank. [and:] Edward Ruscha. Every Building on the Sunset Strip. [Los Angeles: Edward Ruscha], 1966. Second issue. [and:] Edward Ruscha. Nine Swimming Pools. And a Broken Glass. [Los Angeles: Edward Ruscha], 1968. First edition. [and:] Edward Ruscha. Twentysix Gasoline Stations. [Alhambra, CA: The Cunningham Press, 1969]. Third edition, one of 3000 unnumbered copies. [and:] Edward Ruscha. Crackers. [Hollywood, California: Heavy Industry Publications], 1969. First edition. [and:] Edward Ruscha. Various Small Fires. And Milk. [Los Angeles: Anderson, Ritchie & Simon, 1970]. Second issue. [and:] Edward Ruscha. A Few Palm Trees. [Hollywood, California: Heavy Industry Publications], 1971. First edition. [and:] Edward Ruscha. Records. [Hollywood, California: Heavy Industry Publications], 1971. First edition. [and:] Edward Ruscha. Colored People. [Los Angeles: Edward Ruscha], 1972]. First edition. As well as a collection of retrospective books, some brief correspondence, a signed piece of production art with joking inscription, and a small sample of snapshot photographs of three different subjects for preliminary research of an unrealized project.

    Each in publisher's bindings, usually perfect bound in wrappers, Business Cards side-stitched with leather thong, Polaroid mounted to front cover; Edward Ruscha, Young Artist in publisher's paper-covered boards. Every Building on the Sunset Strip in original slipcase. Nine Swimming Pools, Twentysix Gasoline Stations and Various Small Fires each in original glassine dust jackets. Crackers in printed dust jacket. Edward Ruscha, Young Artist boards lightly rubbed, hinges starting, Sunset Strip joints lightly soiled with glue offsetting, slipcase edges starting, minimal chipping to glassine jackets, Crackers hinges tender, top edge of dust jacket lightly worn. Overall a near fine collection of works by one of the great 20th century book artists.


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