Künstlerbuch | Artists’ book: Ed Ruscha. Hard Light, 1978

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Künstlerbuch | Artists’ book: Ed Ruscha. Hard Light, 1978

Collaboration with Lawrence Weiner

4-color offset printing on white 60 lb. Mountie Matte paper

17.8 x 12.7 x 0.8 cm

  • Edition | 3.560
  • Exterior | Softcover, full-bleed, 4-color photographic image on Kromekote 10-pt. C1S paper; laminated in plastic; no text on cover or spine
  • Binding | Glued (perfect bound)
  • Pages | 120 (52 pages containing 65 photographic illustrations, 8 pages containing captions only, 1 title page, 1 credits/copyright page, 58 blank pages)
  • Inscription | Unsigned and unnumbered
  • Printer | Color separations by Technical Color Lab, Inc., Los Angeles; offset printing by G.R. Hutter Lithography, Burbank, California
  • Publisher | Heavy Industry Publications, Hollywood
  • Commends | An overrun of the cover was used as a postcard announcement for the book. Photographs in the book were taken by Ruscha, Lawrence Weiner, and Susan Haller. The characters were played by Shelley Chamerlain, Suzanne Chandler, and Susan Haller.
  • The current price for Hard Light is about 700-1000€, available on abebooks

Ruscha Weiner Hard Light

Ruscha Weiner Hard Light 2

Pictures and Information are taken from:

Edward Ruscha. EDITIONS 1959-1999 | Catalogue Raisonne, Vol. 1: Prints, Books Misc; Vol. 2: Essays, Entries, Information, Minneapolis 1999.

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