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. 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
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

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

The first edition of 2,000 copies of the Ruscha-designed book that accompanied his exhibition of prints, drawings and books at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts from April 18-May 28, 1972. Approximately the last 1/3 of the book is blank pages as Ruscha wanted a certain thickness for the compact brick-like book. It's known for a few common condition issues - mainly, that two business cards were laid-in resulting in the too-tight binding to crack and separate. This copy: business cards are not present and spine is beginning to separate as is common. Item #798.

Condition: Good-, spine starting to separate at front and back although interior webbing connecting the stiff boards is still intact; business cards not present; previous owner's name in pen on front free endpaper; overall toning to newsprint pages of book, as is common with this title; rubbing to covers; bumps and wear along cover edges, along spine and at spine corners; .75" horizontal bump to top back cover board resulting in a .25" vertical tear to board; light fading to spine; .25" grease (?) spot on front free endpaper and faintly visible along edge of first 20 pages; in a custom-made protective mylar jacket.

Artists’ Book
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
3.625" x 4.5"
Unpaginated, approx. 400 pages
Stiff Wraps
Minneapolis, MN: 1972

Price: $850.00

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