Ed Ruscha: CRACKERS (artist book)
Artist book by Ed Ruscha, filled with humorous photos based on the story by Mason Williams, “How to Derive the Maximum Enjoyment from Crackers”. Hollywood, CA, Heavy Industry Publications., 1969, First Edition 1/5000 . Wrappers in Dust Jacket, 8vo, (240pp), 115 b&w illustrations.
this is a very fine copy with some minor chipping to the edges of the dust wrapper, some yellowing due to the acidic boards, binding is tight and secure, no markings present, else v. fine, insurance is required and will be paid for by Book Beat.
“If there is any facet of my work that I feel was kissed by angels, I’d say it was my books. My other work is definitely tied to a tradition, but I’ve never followed tradition in my books.” Ed Ruscha, in an interview with David Bourdon in Art News, April 1972.
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