Edward Ruscha (Ed-Werd Rew-Shay) Young Artist, 1972
Small green pictorial hardcover, printed pages. One out of an edition of 2,000 copies printed by Kolorpress, Inc., Minneapolis and published by the Minneapolis institute of Art to accompany the exhibition of Prints, Drawings and Books of Edward Ruscha at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 18 April-28 May 1972.
4 1/2h x 3 1/2w x 1 1/2d in
11.43h x 8.89w x 3.81d cm
The book was designed by Ruscha to look like a Big Little Book.
Condition: Pages toned. Front and back outer hinges cracked (as is common with this title) and have been taped. Lacking business cards.
During the 1960s and 1970s, Ed Ruscha created a series of 16 small, self-published books that became the catalyst for the way artists could approach the book form. Devoid of artistic grandeur, the books centered instead on ideas and concepts as expressed simply through photographs and text.
“I have eliminated all text from my books- I want absolutely neutral material. My pictures are not that interesting, nor the subject matter. They are simply a collection of 'facts', my book is more like a collection of readymades......It is almost worth the money to have the thrill of 400 exactly identical books stacked in front of you.”______ Ed Ruscha