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Ooo, 1969

Edward Ruscha

American, 1937-
Lithograph on calendered Rives BFK paper; torn and deckle edges
comp: 5 x 7 in. (12.7 x 17.8 cm); sheet: 9-5/8 x 12 in. (24.5 x 30.5 cm)
Norton Simon Museum, Anonymous Gift
© 2012 Edward Ruscha

Not on view

June Wayne, the founder and first director of the Tamarind Lithography Workshop, wrote the following in 1965: “In the same way that a play is created by its author and each performance of that play is an original live performance, each impression hand-pulled from the artist’s drawing on the stone is an original lithograph. There will be slight variations in each performance of a play; correspondingly there will be slight variations in each impression pulled from the stone. Application of ink by hand roller, pressure of paper to image, [and] irregularity of handmade paper contribute to the subtle differences found in a single edition.”

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