Ed Ruscha
1937 USA
A Few Palm Trees (1971)

This was Ruscha’s thirteenth book. No title appears on the solid black cover of this little production which contains 14 photos of palm trees.
‘Ruscha said, “I guess at that time I was more involved in botanical phenomena…I thought, well, this is maybe something I should investigate”’ Phillpot in Engberg. vol. 2. p. 74.

Ref: (selected)
Engbert, S 1999, Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999, Walker Art Centrer, Minneapolis. Catalogue Raisonné Vol. 1 pp. 92-93; Catalogue Raisonné Vol. 2 p. 125, B13.
Lailach,M 2005, Printed Matter. Die Sammlung Marzona in der Kunstbibliothek The Marzona Collection at the Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, p. 159.

Collection: Centre for the Artist Book, grahame galleries + editions