Ed (Edward) Ruscha
Various Small Fires and Milk
Art Book For Sale

VARIOUS SMALL FIRES AND MILK

Edward Ruscha's second artist's book is a humorous cataloguing of flames and a glass of milk.

Soft cover. White glassine wrapper with title printed in black on cover and spine, with glassine dust jacket. Photographs, artist's book concept and design by Ed Ruscha. Unpaginated (48 pp.), with 15 yellow-toned plates, and one black and white plate, printed by Anderson, Ritchie & Simons, Los Angeles. 7 x 5-1/16 inches. This second edition was limited to 3000 copies. [Originally published in 1964 in an edition of 400 copies.]

A sequence of fifteen images depicting lit matches, cigarettes, a gas stove burner, a blowtorch, a highway flare, etc., followed by the book's final, incongruous and delightful plate: a single glass of milk. Challenging the logic of classification systems, while continuing his efforts to redefine the role of photography in conceptual art, this artist's book stands as one of the defining contributions to the medium.

Good condition. Browning/yellowing of glassine dust jacket. Small tear top left. Rest of the book in good shape with very faint browning on top of cover.

Offers in the region of £240.00

I've tried to represent the condition in the photos. If you are not happy with the item, I am happy for you to return within 7 days and all monies refunded.

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