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Ed RuschaEvery Building on the Sunset Strip

Library Information and Colophon

Title

Every Building on the Sunset Strip View record in Reed Digital Collections

Publication

Los Angeles 1966

Library Call #

TR654 .R872 1966 View Reed library catalog record

Description

1v. of illus. in box. 19cm

Colophon/Notes

Photo-collage arranged in an accordian to reproduce the layout of the Sunset strip. Labels identify the housing blocks and businesses. Each side of the strip run in upper and lower panels.

Biography

Ed Ruscha

(1937- )
American

Ed Ruscha, although first known as a painter, has also made drawings, prints, films, photographs, and books.  He is generally associated with the early 1960s Los Angeles pop movement as it often draws on and documents Western popular culture.1

Ed Ruscha was born in 1937 in Omaha Nebraska and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  He moved to Los Angeles in 1956 to attend the Chouinard Art Institute and soon after became connected with the Ferus Gallery group, which also included artists such as Robert Irwin, Edward Moses, Ken Price, and Edward Kienholz.2  Ruscha’s work often documents urban landscapes, which “leave us to question the definitions of the boundaries between ‘documentary’ and ‘conceptual’ art, and the relationship of Pop art to both of them.”3

Footnotes

1 Ed Ruscha.  Alexandra Schwartz, Ed.  Leave Any Information at the Signal: Writings, Interviews, Bits, Pages. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2002.  xiii.

2 “Biography.”  Ed Ruscha Official Website. Web. 3 December 2008.  View website

3 Neal Benezra and Kerry Brougher. “Sixteen (and Counting): Ed Ruscha’s Books.”  Ed Ruscha.  Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, 2000. (185)

Other books in special collections by this author

Title

4 x 6: Zeichnungen von Edward Ruscha

Publication

Münster: Westfälischer Kunstverein, 1986

Library Call #

N7433.4.R87 F6 1986 View Reed library catalog record

Description

74p.: col. ill.; 24cm

Colophon/Notes

Text by Marianne Stockebrand in English and German.

Title

Babycakes with Weights

Publication

S.l: Ruscha, 1970

Library Call #

TR654 .R85 1970 View Reed library catalog record

Description

23 leaves of plates: all ill.; 19cm

Title

Beyond Hell

author Stanley Cohen
artist Edward Ruscha

Publication

Atlanta, GA: Steam Press, 1922

Library Call #

PS3553.O432 B49 1992 View Reed library catalog record

Description

56 leaves: ill.; 29cm

Colophon

A special edition of sixty copies is signed by both author and artist. This limited letterpress printing is… printed on Rives Heavy White, a French mould made paper. Drawings… are printed four-color process lithography and hand tipped into the volume. The book is sewn and bound in Dutch Brillianta. An additional fifteen presentation copies, signed and numbered I-XV, are similarly printed and reserved by artist, author, and publisher. Five hundred copies comprise the first printing of the trade edition. They are printed…on Mohawk Superfine paper.

Copy no. 58/60. DLC.

Title

Business Cards

authors Billy Bengston and Edward Ruscha

Publication

S.l: s.n., 1968

Library Call #

TR654.R8 B3 1968 View Reed library catalog record

Description

29p.: ill; 23cm

Colophon/Notes

First e.

Title

Collaboration Edward Ruscha

Publication

Zürich: Parkett-Verlag, 1988

Library Call #

N7433.4.R87 C64 1988 View Reed library catalog record

Description

212p.: ill (some col.); 26cm

Colophon/Notes

In German and English. A singled issue of the Swiss art periodical “Parkett.” This issue is devoted to Edward Ruscha.

Title

Colored People

Publication

S.l: s.n., 1972

Library Call #

N7433.4.R87 A4 1972 View Reed library catalog record

Description

31p.: all col. ill.; 18cm

Colophon/Notes

15 offset reproductions of photographs of native California cactus, printed in four colors on Flocote Enamel paper.

Title

Crackers

Publication

Hollywood, CA.: Heavy Industries, 1969

Library Call #

TR148 .R85 1969 View Reed library catalog record

Description

1v. (chiefly illus.) 23cm

Colophon/Notes

The photographs illustrate the story “How to derive the maximum enjoyment from crackers,” by Mason Williams.

Title

Dutch Details

Publication

S.l.: Octopus Foundation, 1971

Library Call #

TR654 .R87 1971 View Reed library catalog record

Description

2, 10 fold. Leaves of plates: ill.; 12 x 38cm

Colophon/Notes

Text in English and Dutch. A publication of the Octopus Foundation within the framework of Sonsbeek 71.

Title

Ed Ruscha: New Paintings and a Retrospective of Works on Paper

Publication

London: Anthony d’Ofay, 1998

Library Call #

ND237.R74 A43 1998 View Reed library catalog record

Description

47p.: ill. (some col.); 28cm

Colophon/Notes

Catalog of the exhibition at Anthony d’Offay Gallery, Dering Street, London, June 26 to July 30, 1998.

Title

Ed Ruscha: Tentoonstelling Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Prentenkabinet, 26 maart-9 mei 1976

Publication

S.l.: s.n., 1976. Amsterdam: Stadsdrukkerij van Amsterdam

Library Call #

N6537.R95 A62 1976 View Reed library catalog record

Description

16p.: chiefly ill.; 21 x 28cm

Colophon/Notes

Catalog of the exhibition at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

Title

A Few Palm Trees

Publication

Hollywood, CA.: Heavy Industry Publications, 1971

Library Call #

TR654 .R88 1971 View Reed library catalog record

Description

1v. (unpaged): chiefly illus.; 18cm

Title

Hard Light

Publication

Los Angeles, CA.: E. Ruscha and L. Weiner, 1978

Library Call #

N7433.4.R78 H28 1978 View Reed library catalog record

Description

115p.: chiefly ill.; 18cm

Colophon/Notes

Presents a story in nine chapters told primarily by pictures.
Color illustrations on outer front and back covers.
Colophon: In order of appearance: Shelley Chamberlain, Suzanne Chandler, and Susan Haller.

Title

Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass

Publication

S.l.: s.n., 1968, 1976

Library Call #

TR654 .R8750 1976 View Reed library catalog record

Description

21 leaves: col. ill. 19cm

Colophon/Notes

Some leaves blank.

Colophon:

Second edition, 2000 copies, 1976.

Title

Real Estate Opportunities

Publication

S.l: s.n., 1970

Library Call #

TR650 .R8 1970 View Reed library catalog record

Description

23 leaves: chiefly ill.; 18cm

Colophon/Notes

25 offset printed reproductions of photographs on 80lb. white Vicksburg Vellum paper.

Title

Records

Publication

Hollywood, CA.: Heavy Industry Publications, 1971

Library Call #

TR654 .R874 1971 View Reed library catalog record

Description

1v. unpaged of illus. 18cm

Colophon/Notes

Photos by Jerry McMillian.

Title

Royal Road Test

Authors

Mason Williams, Edward Ruscha, and Patrick Blackwell

Publication

Los Angeles: n.p., 1967

Library Call #

TR654 .R874 1971 View Reed library catalog record

Description

1v. unpaged chiefly illus. 24cm

Title

Some Los Angeles Apartments

Publication

Los Angeles: E. Ruscha, 1970, 1965

Library Call #

N7433.4.R78 S65 1970 View Reed library catalog record

Description

44 p.: all ill.; 18cm

Colophon/Notes

2nd edition.
Printed by Anderson, Ritchie & Simon, Los Angeles.

Colophon:

First edition, 700 copies, 1965.
Second edition, 3000 copies, 1970.

Title

Thirty Four Parking Lots in Los Angeles view artist book webpage

Publication

S.l.: s.n., 1967

Library Call #

TR654 .R8780 1967 View Reed library catalog record

Description

43p.: all ill.; 26cm

Colophon/Notes

Photographs: Art Alanis

Title

Twenty Six Gasoline Stations view artist book webpage

Publication

Alhambra, CA.: Cunningham Press, 1962, 1969

Library Call #

TL153 .R8 1969 View Reed library catalog record

Description

1v. (chiefly illus.) 18cm

Colophon/Notes

First edition, 1963, 400 numbered copies.
Second edition, 1967, 500 unnumbered copies.
Third edition, 1969, 3000 unnumbered copies.

Title

Various Small Fires and Milk

Publication

Los Angeles: Anderson, Ritchie & Simon, 1964, 1970.

Library Call #

TR650 .R77 1970 View Reed library catalog record

Description

1v. of illus. 18cm

Colophon/Notes

2nd edition.

Colophon

Second edition, 3000 copies, 1970.

References and Links

Ed Ruscha Official Website. Web. 3 December 2008.  View website

“Edward Ruscha.” The Museum of Modern Art Collection. View website

Benezra, Neal and Kerry Brougher. Ed Ruscha. Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, 2000.  View Reed library catalog record

Ruscha, Edward. Alexandra Schwartz, Ed. Leave Any Information at the Signal: Writings, Interviews, Bits, Pages. Cambridge, Massachusetts:  MIT Press, 2002. View Reed library catalog record

Wolf, Sylvia. Ed Ruscha and Photography. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art; Göttingen: Steidl, 2004. View Reed library catalog record