Zurich: Coutts Contemporary Art Foundation, 2001. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's illustrated stiff paper wraps.
Artists' book by Los Angeles-based mulitmedia artist Ruscha (his first after a 25-year hiatus from the medium), a collection of 26 offset color plates of vintage clothbound books with the letter S bleached or stained in a variety of styles to their upper boards. One of 2000 unnumbered copies, published in conjunction with an exhibit at James Kelly Gallery in Santa Fe, and made possible by an award from The Coutts Contemporary Art Foundation, Zurich. Photography by Rushca's brother Paul. Light soiling to wraps. Near fine. Item #4265