Good. Gagosian Gallery, 2002. Blue clothbound hardcover with blue lettering and label pasted on the front, in good condition. Covers are moderately rubbed, with a stain on rear. Binding is tight. Pages are slightly age-toned, but otherwise clean and unmarked. Full-color images throughout. Pages are not numbered.
Very Good. No DJ. Hardcover. Oblong 4to. Signed 1st Edition. Hardcover. Oblong 4to. Signed "Best Wishes Tobi! Ed Ruscha" on title page. The book is in very good condition with very sligth shelfwear. The interior is clean and tight. This book contains some remarkable works by Ed Ruscha through the years. The spine is blue with dark blue text.
(RUSCHA, EDWARD). Gopnik, Adam. ED RUSCHA: PAINTINGS (PORCH CROP). New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2002. First Edition. Oblong 4to. Cloth with Pastedown. Artist Monograph. As New/No Jacket-As Issued. np (52pp), 17 color illustrations (including 2 folding plates). Designed by Bruce Mau Design, Inc. In a protective clear acetate dustwrapper. This is the beautifully produced catalogue issued in conjunction with a 2002 Gagosian show of recent paintings by Ed Ruscha. Each of the seventeen exhibited works-eight combining glacial mountain backgrounds with text, nine with images of books and text-is reproduced. A brand new, pristine example of this uncommon item. 1-880154-79-X Inventory Number: 025082.
With no dust jacket. 188015479X. From the library of Swing bandleader Artie Shaw with his bookplate afixed to front inside cover. INSCRIBED by artist Ed Ruscha to Artie Shaw on half-title. Near fine in blue cloth covers, without dj. as issued. (Upper corner tips lightly bumped) An excellent association. Shaw was good friends with Ed Ruscha, and is pictured in a photograph in Ruscha's studio in the latest volume of the Catalogue Raisonne. (B)
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