Edward RUSCHA, Makeup Dept.  [3/60] Enlarge 1 /1


Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America born 1937

Makeup Dept. [3/60] 1975 Description: from the portfolio "Artists and Photographs"
Place made: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Materials & Technique: photographs, photographic colour dye-transfer Support: acetate, cut edges, bleed image
Impression: 3/60
Edition: edition of 60 plus 17 artist's proofs, 1 bon à tirer, 4 trial proofs, 1 "UFO" proof
Publisher: Multiples Inc., New York
Place Published: GP Color, Los Angeles, California
Date Published: 1975

Edition Notes: The New York gallerist Marian Goodman's company Multiples Inc. had published a portfolio titled "Artists and photographs" in 1970, which included Ruscha's book Babycakes with weights (acc. no. 82.2137.1). In 1975 Multiple Inc. published a subsequent portfolio of the same name, which included Ruscha's Makeup Dept. alongside prints by John Baldessari, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Jan Dibbets, Ger Van Elk and William Wegman with text by David Bourdon.
Primary Insc: signed lower right, scratched into print surface "E. Ruscha"
Secondary Insc: numbered lower left, scratched into print surface "3/60"
Tertiary Insc: workshop stamp verso lower left, ink "© EDWARD RUSCHA & MULTIPLES INC. 1978"
Dimensions: 40.5 h x 50.6 w cm
Cat Raisonné: Engberg & Phillpot, 'Edward Ruscha editions 1959-1999', vol. 1 p. 23, vol. 2 p. 95 (cat. 85)
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1979
Accession No: NGA 80.352.3
Image rights: © ED RUSCHA