A complete & signed collection of Ed Ruscha first edition artists' books (Engberg B1-B8, B10-B17)

Ed Ruscha

The collection comprises:

Twentysix Gasoline Stations, 1963

National Excelsior-published book by the artist

From the First Edition of 400

(signed, ‘Ed Ruscha’ in ink on the dedication page)

Most handsome, near fine condition w/ original glassine

Engberg B1

 

Various Small Fires (and Milk), 1964

Self-published book by the artist

From the First Edition of 400

(signed, ‘Ed Ruscha’ in ink on the fronting page)

Bright-white, most handsome, near fine condition w/ original glassine

Engberg B2

 

Some Los Angeles Apartments, 1965

Self-published book by the artist

From the First Edition of 700

(signed, ‘Ed Ruscha’ in ink on the fronting page)

Bright-white, most handsome, near fine condition w/ original glassine

Engberg B3

 

Every Building on the Sunset Strip, 1966

Self-published book by the artist

From the First Edition of 1,000

(signed, ‘Ed Ruscha’ in ink on the lower edge of the slipcase cover)

Most handsome, near fine condition as issued

Engberg B4

 

Thirtyfour Parking Lots (in Los Angeles), 1967

Self-published book by the artist

From the First Edition of 2,413

(signed, ‘Ed Ruscha’ in ink on the fronting page)

Bright-white, handsome, near fine condition w/ original glassine

Engberg B5

 

Royal Road Test, 1967 (With Mason Williams)

Self-published book by the artist

From the First Edition of 1,000

(signed, ‘Ed Ruscha’ in ink opposite the title page)

Handsome, near fine condition showing minor wear, as issued

Engberg B6

 

Business Cards, 1968 (With Billy-Al Bengston)

Heavy Industry-published book by the artist

From the First Edition of 1,000

(signed, ‘Ed Ruscha’ and ‘B.A.B.’ in ink on the book cover)

Spectacularly bright, most handsome condition, as issued

Engberg B7

 

Nine Swimming Pools (and a Broken Glass), 1968

Self-published book by the artist

From the First Edition of 2,400

(signed, ‘Ed Ruscha’ in ink on the fronting page)

Bright-white, most handsome, fine condition w/ original glassine

Engberg B8

 

Crackers, 1969

Heavy Industry-published book by the artist

From the First Edition of 5,000

(signed, ‘Ed Ruscha’ in ink on the fronting page)

Most handsome, fine condition as issued

Engberg B10

 

Babycakes (with Weights), 1970

Multiples, Inc.-published book by the artist

From the First Edition of 1,200

(signed, ‘Ed Ruscha’ in ink on the fronting page)

Bright-white, most handsome, fine condition as issued

Engberg B11

 

Real Estate Opportunities, 1970

Self-published book by the artist

From the First Edition of 4,000

(signed, ‘Ed Ruscha’ in ink on the fronting page)

Bright-white, most handsome, fine condition w/ original glassine

Engberg B12

 

A Few Palm Trees, 1971

Self-published book by the artist

From the First Edition of 3,900

(signed, ‘Ed Ruscha’ in ink on the fronting page)

Glossy black, most handsome, fine condition as issued

Engberg B13

 

Dutch Details, 1971

Octopus Foundation-published book by the artist

From the First Edition of 3,000 (approx. 200 survive)

(signed, ‘Ed Ruscha’ in ink above the title page, inside cover)

Most handsome, near fine condition showing minor wear, as issued

Engberg B14

 

Records, 1971

Heavy Industry-published book by the artist

From the First Edition of 2,000

(signed, ‘Ed Ruscha’ in ink on the fronting page)

Bright, most handsome, fine condition as issued

Engberg B15

 

Colored People, 1972

Self-published book by the artist

From the First Edition of 4,065

(signed, ‘Ed Ruscha’ in ink on the title page)

Glossy yellow, most handsome, fine condition as issued

Engberg B16

 

Hard Light, 1978 (With Lawrence Weiner)

Heavy Industry-published book by the artist

From the First Edition of 3,560

(signed, ‘Ed Ruscha’ in ink on the fronting page)

Glossy, most handsome, fine condition as issued

Engberg B17

Artist
Ed Ruscha (b.1937)
Title
A complete & signed collection of Ed Ruscha first edition artists' books
Medium
16 printed and bound artists' books conceived by Ed Ruscha
Dates
1963-1978
Edition
All first edition as issued
Publisher
The artist, and his companies and associates
Literature
Engberg (B1-B8, B10-B17)
Notes
The collection is presented in a white painted wood and acrylic vitrine, housing a travelling case: complete with custom shipping crate
Reference
C15-10
Status
Available for sale: Please enquire for price

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