Oct 17, 2019 - Sale 2520

Sale 2520 - Lot 414

Price Realized: $ 10,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
An archive of artist books and ephemeral materials documenting Ruscha's early career, including a signed first edition of Twentysix Gasoline Stations.
The book titles include:
Twentysix Gasoline Stations. 8vo, printed wrappers; with the glassine dust jacket, worn and age-darkened. First edition, one of 400 numbered copies, signed and inscribed "Love, Ed." Self-published, 1962
Royal Road Test. Small 4to, spiral-bound printed wrappers. First edition, signed and inscribed. Self-published, (1967)
Crackers. Tall 8vo, stiff wrappers; printed dust jacket. Second edition, signed and inscribed. (Heavy Industry Publications), (1969)
Edward Ruscha (Ed-werd Rew-shay), Young Artist. 48mo, printed green boards, worn. First edition, with Ruscha's business card laid in. Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1972
WITH--Edward Ruscha. Have a Soup Super Season. Lithograph with hand-lettering, in water color and in ink, 14 1/4x10 3/4 inches (36.2x27.3 cm.), with Ruscha's signature, in ink. Circa 1960
WITH--Dorothy Ruscha, Artist's Mother (left) with best friend, Pauline Berkey, Oklahoma City, Okla. Polaroid, with the title, in ink, on verso. Early-mid 1950s
AND--Four exhibition pamphlets or gallery invitations.

Additional Details

The materials in this archive were gifted to a family friend by Ruscha and acquired by a Private Collector in 2008. Accompanied by a letter of provenance written by the original owner titled "How I Know Ed Ruscha."