Item #2355 Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass. Ed Ruscha.

Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass

[Los Angeles]: Edward Ruscha, 1969. First edition. [64] pp. Printed wrappers with original glassine. Glassine a little toned with small chip at the head of the spine; book fine. 2400 copies were printed of this first edition, a second edition was published in 1976. Phillpot notes, “Nine Swimming Pools is one of Ruscha’s strangest in terms of one’s expectations of a book. Most of the pages are blank. And then there is the punch line, the broken drinking glass. This surprising non sequitur drags one into the depths of these true blue pools, which were mostly photographed around Las Vegas, to question the apparently idyllic scenes.” Engberg & Phillpot B8. Item #2355

Price: $950.00

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