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Black & white illus. Unpaginated. Small 4to, printed softcover & glassine jacket, title on spine. Paris: Editions Florence Loewy, 2014.
A Ruscha homage by Gasc (b. 1975), documenting the demolition of several apartment buildings. From the colophon: “There are 400 copies of this book + 100 copies destroyed by fire on 25/01/2015.”
In fine condition. WorldCat locates three copies in North America.
Black & white illus. Unpaginated. 8vo, printed yellow softcover, metal spiral-bound. N.p.: Self-published, 2017.
Second edition of 200 copies (1st ed.: 2014, 240 copies). Homma’s remake of Ruscha’s book of the same title. Once more Homma (“Photographer”) has collaborated with Yoshihisa Tanaka (“Driver”), and Yusuke Nakajima (“Thrower”). In fine condition. We find one copy of the first edition in North America.
Color illus. Unpaginated. Small 4to, printed blue softcover. N.p.: Self-published, 2015.
First and only edition, signed on the title-page. Homma’s homage to Ruscha’s Colored People. The publisher’s description: “Taking reference to Ruscha’s Colored People published in 1972, Takashi Homma’s Scandinavian Mushroom is a collection of photographs which capture a variety of wild mushrooms grown in the forests of Fukushima. Collecting several specimens of radioactive fungus, Homma’s photographs resonate aesthetically to the same white background and photographic style used in Colored People bringing forward Homma’s own contextual narrative to the homage.”
Fine. We locate one copy in North America...
Color illus. Unpaginated. Small 4to, printed softcover, title on spine. N.p.: Self-published, 2016.
First edition of 240 copies, from a series of homages to Ruscha’s books that the Japanese photographer Homma (b. 1962) started in 2015. Produced in collaboration with Yusuke Nakajima and Yoshihisa Tanaka. A fine copy. WorldCat: SF-MoMA, Pitt, VCU.
Color illus. Unpaginated. Small 4to, printed softcover. [Berlin]: Self-published, 2015.
Signed by Kregenow on the title-page, edition of 100 copies. A series of photographs documenting buildings in Berlin which once housed movie theaters. From the final page: “Nowadays, most traces of the past history have been razed by time and even those who still remember, often overlook the remaining details. Most chain stores have abandoned these locations in recent years, making room thereby, for the currently booming chains of organic food stores…”
In fine condition. One copy in North America.
Color illus. Unpaginated. 8vo, printed softcover, title on spine. Cologne: White Press, 2009.
First edition, one of 250 signed and numbered copies. This book features 23 portraits of HSBC employees taken by Manz. Near fine. We locate three copies in North American institutions.
❧ “The photographs inside depict employees of the bank HSBC at a moment when the camera’s shutter incidentally caught them with their eyes closed…For while Manz’s book is a well-deserved provocation to the perpetrators of the global financial collapse, the gesture is leavened with sympathy,”–Brouws, Burton, Zschiegner, eds., Various Small Books: Referencing Various Small Books by Ed...
Color illus. Unpaginated. Small 4to, printed softcover & glassine jacket. Antwerp: Funky Mermaid Press, 2015.
One of 100 numbered copies, a compilation of photographs documenting the graffiti interventions of Seen (b. 1961) on maps in New York City subways. In fine condition. WorldCat locates two copies in North America.
Risograph-printed color illus. Unpaginated. Small 4to, printed yellow softcover. N.p.: theretherenow, 2018.
One of 100 numbered copies. From the artist’s website: “White Spaces is the last in a series of artist’s books ‘after ed Ruscha’ by Travis Shaffer. This book, printed during a micro-residency at Bennington College’s Word & Image Lab, re-positions the plants from Ruscha’s 1971 book ‘colored people’ into new environments sourced from Modern and Scandinavian furniture magazines.”
In fine condition. WorldCat records a single copy.
Black & white illus. Unpaginated. Small 4to, printed softcover & glassine jacket, title on spine. Geneva: Boabooks, 2014.
First edition, one of 50 signed and numbered copies. From the artist’s website: “Various Small Meals and Roses is a reappropriation of Ed Rusha’s Various Small Fires and Milk, adding to the many remakes published over the last four decades. The book was part of an eponymous installation that was presented in La Spezia, and was inspired by one of the many staged arrangements that Ed Rusha made from his books, a tribute that combined photography with cooking improvisation.”
In fine condition...
Black & white illus. Unpaginated. Small 4to, printed softcover, title on spine. Los Angeles: Self-published, 2006.
An amusing Ruscha pastiche. From the artist’s description: “Fifteen Pornography Companies pays homage to the art of Edward Ruscha and the dozens of small photo books he created in the 60s and 70s on architectural typologies endemic to the Southern California Landscape from gas stations, to swimming pools, to parking lots. The book works as an update to Ruscha’s typologies to include a more contemporary, ubiquitous Southern California entity; the pornography production company. The photographs reveal the mundane, nearly invisible side of an otherwise...
Black & white illus. Unpaginated. Small 4to, printed wrappers & glassine jacket, staple-bound. Banyoles, Spain: Self-published, 2022.
Second edition (1st ed.: 2022) of 200 copies. From the artist’s website: “Twentysix casetas del Delta is a self-published work containing 26 black and white photographs of agricultural houses in the rice fields at Delta de l’Ebre. It is also a tribute to twentysix gasoline stations, published in 1963 by artist Edward Ruscha.” Fine. Not in WorldCat.