Every Building on Sunset Strip. Photographs by Ed Ruscha. Published by the artist, 1971. First edition, limited to 1000 copies, complete with the small folded flap at the end of the book (at 9176 and 9171 Sunset Boulevard). Small octavo (7 x 5 5/8 in. closed; 299 1/2 in extended). Softbound accordion-fold of 53 1/2 panels. Black-and-white reproduction. Silver mylar covered slipcase.
"Richard Prince: I hear you're doing Every Building on the Sunset Strip again [published by Steidl as Then & Now]. What's there right now?
Ed Ruscha: I photograph it every year or so. Anytime I get up to the Strip I'm confronted by two things: How many buildings still do exist, and how much things have changed. But they will soon be doing plenty of Rambo-Vegas-style projects that will span Sunset Boulevard with skywalk bridges and mirrored escalator malls that will be cruel to the eyes. It's cancerous and ultimately fatal. I wish time would stand still."--excerpt from Ed Ruscha: the original master of California cool has never been hotter, an interview with Richard Prince, Interview magazine, July, 2005
A nice copy with typical flaws; Fine- in Near Fine slipcase; small splits to front end of slipcase and rear end of lower edge (3/4"); typical soft, rounded crease to spine with a bit of spotting (transfer from tape used to bind mylar to the slipcase).