Ed Ruscha. ME and THE

Me and The by Edward Ruscha is the luxe little “sculptural book with double fore-edge printing and gold gilt edges” published in 2002 by Graphicstudio – the renowned printer of artist editions and multiples at the University of South Florida. Reflecting the artist’s interest in the arcane, near-forgotten book art of foredge painting, it conceals the words “Me” and “The” on the foredge of the textblock underneath the gilt so that one or the other can be viewed depending on which way the pages are fanned. The interior of the book is comprised entirely of blank sheets of Mohawk Superfine paper acting as a substrate for the two paintings. These are gilded by R. Marchetti and Bro., Inc. in Brooklyn and bound in Cialux Rayon-over-boards by Peggy Gotthold in Santa Cruz, CA.

cm 18,5×13,5; hardcover. Publisher: Graphicstudio, Tampa, 2002.

ID: 17164

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Me and The by Edward Ruscha is the luxe little “sculptural book with double fore-edge printing and gold gilt edges” published in 2002 by Graphicstudio – the renowned printer of artist editions and multiples at the University of South Florida. Reflecting the artist’s interest in the arcane, near-forgotten book art of foredge painting, it conceals the words “Me” and “The” on the foredge of the textblock underneath the gilt so that one or the other can be viewed depending on which way the pages are fanned. The interior of the book is comprised entirely of blank sheets of Mohawk Superfine paper acting as a substrate for the two paintings. These are gilded by R. Marchetti and Bro., Inc. in Brooklyn and bound in Cialux Rayon-over-boards by Peggy Gotthold in Santa Cruz, CA.