[From upper dust-jacket]: None of the Buildings on Sunset Strip. Jonathan MONK.

[From upper dust-jacket]: None of the Buildings on Sunset Strip.

68 unnumbered double-page full-bleed illus. 4to, orig. translucent printed dust-jacket, title on spine, perfect-bound. Frankfurt am Main: Revolver, 2002.

A nice copy of Jonathan Monk’s response to Ed Ruscha’s Every Building on the Sunset Strip (1st ed.: 1966), in which Monk photographs the intersections which Ruscha skipped. The artist has engaged with Ruscha’s work on several occasions including a video work on Monk’s large and growing collection of Crackers, which highlights their varied defects and imperfections to contemplate the artist as collector. The artist lived in Los Angeles from 1997 to 1999, during which he took the present photographs.

From Various Small Books, p. 70: “Taking on an exclusive rather than inclusive approach to the material leads Monk to only photograph intersections on Sunset Boulevard. As a result, the emphasis shifts back on to individual exposures as instances of deliberate framing, and on the relationships constructed between images.”

In good condition; small tear to the head of the front dust-jacket and mark of removed price label on the rear. Stamp of DaimlerChrysler AG on the inside of the upper wrapper. Printed in an edition of 500 copies.

❧ Brouws, Burton, Zschiegner, eds., Various Small Books: Referencing Various Small Books by Ed Ruscha (2013), pp. 70-73.

Price: $350.00

Item ID: 7569

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