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Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America born 1937


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Various small fires and milk 1964, printed 1970 Description: soft-cover artist's book containing 48 pages and 16 offset reproductions of the artist's black and white photographs, 16 depicting sources of fire and the final image depicting a glass of milk at a dinner table.
Place made: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Materials & Technique: prints, artist's books, Planographic offset lithograph, printed in black ink, with yellow varnish tint overprint (on 15 of 16 photographic illustrations); sewn and glued. Support: 100 lb. white Vicksburg Vellum text paper; cover 80-lb white Vicksburg Vellum paper
Impression: 2nd edition
Edition: 1st edition 1964: 400, at least 50 of which were signed; 2nd edition 1970: 3,000 unsigned and unnumbered
Publisher: RUSCHA, Edward
Place Published: Los Angeles, California
Date Published: 1970

Edition Notes: printed by Anderson, Ritchie and Simon, Los Angeles.
Primary Insc: front and spine, black ink "VARIOUS SMALL FIRES"; title page: "VARIOUS/ SMALL FIRES/ AND MILK (ital)/ EDWARD RUSCHA/ 1964" followed by copyright page (verso)
Dimensions: book (closed) 17.8 h x 14.1 w x 0.5 d cm
Cat Raisonné: Engberg & Phillpot, 'Edward Ruscha editions 1959-1999', vol. 1 pp. 80-81, vol. 2 p. 123 (cat. B2)
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1981
Accession No: NGA 81.839
Image rights: © ED RUSCHA