Ed Ruscha Babycakes signed copy in his box
Lot 69
Edward Ruscha (American, born 1937) Babycakes With Weights, 1970 Book 19.1 x 15.2cm (7 1/2 x 6in), presentation box 21.2 x 17.2cm x 3.9cm (8 3/8 x 6 3/4 x 1 9/16in).
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Ed Ruscha Babycakes signed copy in his box
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Edward Ruscha (American, born 1937)
Babycakes With Weights, 1970
1st edition, signed in ink on the title page. Containing 22 black and white photographic illustrations, each captioned. Bound in light blue paper wrappers with pink ribbon, and title in green felt lettering. Dark blue cloth presentation box with titled label on the spine.
Book 19.1 x 15.2cm (7 1/2 x 6in), presentation box 21.2 x 17.2cm x 3.9cm (8 3/8 x 6 3/4 x 1 9/16in).

Footnotes

  • 'The most renowned series of artist's books in the history of the genre, Ed Ruscha's works still retain their capacity to surprise, delight and puzzle in equal measure. In the several decades since they were published, they have been much exhibited, written about and analyzed, yet they somehow are still objects of mystery and fascination, beguiling in their utter simplicity and immutable rightness.'
    Parr, M. & Badger, G., The Photobook: A History (Volume II) (London: Phaidon, 2006), pp.140-1
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