Lot 204 of 302:
Ed Ruscha & Billy Al Bengston Business Cards  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$2,040
Estimate:
$2,000 - $3,000

Title:
Business Cards

Author:
Ruscha, Edward & Billy Bengston

Place:
[Hollywood, California]

Publisher:
[Heavy Industry Publications]

Date:
1968

Description:

Unpaginated (32 pp). Illustrated with photographs. Faux wood-grain cardstock wrappers, bound with a leather thong knotted in front, with a black-and-white snapshot of the artists tipped-in with photo corners on the front cover (stamped "JAN 3 1968" on lower margin), with both artists' business cards stapled to last page, as issued (Bengston's business card is crumpled in each copy of the book as a nod to the "Dento" series of paintings he did in the 1960s). This first, and only, edition was limited to 1000 copies.

Collaboration between Edward Ruscha and Billy Al Bengston, photographed by Larry Bell. Front cover signed by Ruscha and initialed "B.A.B." by Bengston.


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Condition:
General light wear to covers and mounted photograph, small dampstain near bottom of front cover, a bit of toning to edges of inside wrappers and offsetting from staples; good amount of creasing to Bengston's card, creased corner to Ruscha's; very good.


 
Item number:
301849
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