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Ed Ruscha
Real Estate Opportunities b Ed Ruscha (First Edition, 1970, Los Angeles)
Real Estate Opportunities b Ed Ruscha (First Edition, 1970, Los Angeles). Shipped with USPS Media Mail. Book cover and pages are near mint condition. Original glassine wrapping is undamaged, yellowed from age. First edition, first and only printing. Limited to 4000 copies. Soft cover. White matte wrappers with title printed in black on cover and spine, missing glassine dust jacket. Photographs by Ed Ruscha. Unpaginated (48 pp.), with 25 black-and-white plates accompanied by the address of the property. 7 x 5-1/2 inches. This first and only edition was limited to 4000 copies. [Cited in Andrew Roth, ed., The Open Book. (Göteborg, Sweden: Hasselblad Center in association with Steidl Verlag, Göttingen, Germany, 2004).] From the Getty Museum: "In the 1960s, Ed Ruscha more or less reinvented the artist's book. By turning away from the craftsmanship and luxury status that typified the livre d'artiste in favor of the artistic idea or concept, expressed simply through photographs and text, Ruscha opened the genre to the possibilities of mass-production and distribution. In Real Estate Opportunities, Ruscha presents, without comment, pictures of various tracts of land for sale in different parts of L.A. County.". [Attributes: First Edition; In Dust Jacket]
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