May 19, 2013

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Lot 35: Ed Ruscha

Lot 35: Ed Ruscha

Crackers

1969
Black-and-white offset print on Lithosheen gloss paper in softcover book with waxed freezer paper dust cover
From the first edition of 5000
Published by Heavy Industry Publications, Hollywood; printed by G.R. Huttner Lithography, Los Angeles
Signed and inscribed "Hi Dusty!/Ed Ruscha" in blue ballpoint pen on flyleaf
8.75" x 5.625" x .5"
Literature: Engberg, Siri, and Clive Philpot. Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999, A Catalogue Raisonné. New York: DAP, 1999. #B10.
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Inventory Id: 5470

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Based on Mason Williams’ “How to Derive Maximum Enjoyment from Crackers.” This publication features photographs by Ed Ruscha, Joe Goode, and Ken Price. Models used for the photographs include Larry Bell, Tommy Smothers, Rudi Gernreich, and Leon Bing. This publication would serve as the basis for Ruscha’s film Premium (1970).

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