# 21480

RUSCHA, Ed (1937 - )

Make new history

Los Angeles : Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), 2009. Oblong octavo, grey linen bound boards, facsimile artist’s signature to spine, the edges of the pages printed with the words MAKE NEW HISTORY to the three sides, approximately 600 blank pages, printed colophon stating ‘This art object was designed by Ed Ruscha in celebration of MOCA New and the 30th anniversary of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles’, signed by Ed Ruscha. Loosely enclosed, a printed card with similar wording to the colophon, housed in the original cardboard presentation box. A mint copy.

A rare artist’s multiple published on the occasion of the Gala of the 30th Anniversary of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Printed in an edition of approximately 1000 copies for distribution to members and attendees, not sold to the public. The contents of the book are blank, the artist’s intention for the owner to write their own history in its pages.

Not held in public collections, the only copies listed on WorldCat being the Tate Library (London) and Bard College (New York).