Edward Ruscha, Every Building on the Sunset Strip, 1966

Edward Ruscha, American, born 1937, printed by Dick de Ruscha: Every Building on the Sunset Strip, 1966. Paperback book in offset lithography, 18 x 14.4 cm. Museum purchase, gift of Alexander D. Stuart, Class of 1972 (1997-90) © 1966, Edward Ruscha

For Every Building on the Sunset Strip, Ed Ruscha mounted a motorized Nikon on the bed of a truck, then drove the length of the boulevard in both directions, photographing every building he passed. Stringing the images together in an accordion book captioned with street numbers, he created a vision of Los Angeles aptly grounded in the logic of traffic and real estate.

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