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Suite of six lithographs from the Book Covers Series

 

Various Small Fires


Various Small Fires, 1970

 

Twentysix Gas Stations


Twentysix Gasoline Stations, 1970

 

Real Estate Opportunities


Real Estate Opportunities, 1970-71

 

Crackers


Crackers, 1970

 

Some Los Angeles Apartments


Some Los Angeles Apartments, 1970

 

Nine Swimming Pools


Nine Swimming Pools, 1970

 


Suite of six lithographs from the Book Covers Series

Various Small Fires, 1970
Twentysix Gasoline Stations, 1970
Real Estate Opportunities, 1970-71
Crackers, 1970
Some Los Angeles Apartments, 1970
Nine Swimming Pools, 1970
16” x 20”
Edition: 30

No Longer Available

 

 


 

Ruscha

 

Ruscha

 

 

Ruscha


OH / NO is a fore-edge book, with printing that appears when the gilt edge is fanned one way or another. Fore-edge painting was popular in the 18th century but rarely used today. Graphicstudio research encompasses the recapture and revitalization of such technology, enabling the development of fore-edge printing. The pages of the book are blank, perhaps a commentary on the meanings we would ascribe, or fail to ascribe, to such seemingly simple words.

When the book pages are fanned in one direction the text OH appears. When the book pages are fanned in the opposite direction the text NO appears.

OH / NO
2008
Cloth-covered hardbound book with two color fore-edge printing and silver leaf edges.
Text by the artist
Closed book: 5 1/4"H x 7 1/2"W x 2 1/16"D
Edition 230

$1,500.

 

 


 

 

You Will Eat Hot Lead


Do As Told Or Suffer
No Longer Available




It's Payback Time


Noose Around Your Neck





Be Careful Else We Be Bangin' on You, You
Hear Me?

No Longer Available


Your A Dead Man
No Longer Available


Country Cityscapes

Suite of Six Prints with text
Four color photogravures with screenprinted text
18" x 14" each print
Text by the artist 2001
Edition: 60

Suite of Six Prints $18,000. No Longer Available
Individual Prints $3,000. Limited Availability

 

 




 


ME and THE is a fore-edge book, with printing that appears when the gilt edge is fanned one way or another. Fore-edge printing was popular in the 18th century but rarely used today; Graphicstudio research encompasses the recapture and revitalization of such technology. The pages of the book are blank, perhaps a commentary on the meanings we would ascribe, or fail to ascribe, to such seemingly simple words.

When the book pages are fanned in one direction the text Me appears. When the book pages are fanned in the opposite direction the text The appears.

ME and THE
2002
Cloth covered book with one-color fore-edge printing and gold leaf edges.
Text by the artist
Closed book: 5 1/4"H x 7 1/2"W x 2 1/8"D
Edition 230

No Longer Available

 

To learn more about fore-edge books and the process used to make ME and THE watch our video below.