ED RUSCHA, Make New History, 2009 [artist’s book]


ED RUSCHA, Make New History, 2009
6,5 x 19,5 x 13 cm
linen bound note book, text in stamp printing on book block, 624 blank pages
signed in print on endpaper of book
original cardboard box, incl. loose paper with colophon and statement of the artist, dated: ‘Ed Ruscha November 10, 2009’
edition 1000
published by MOCA, Los Angeles, USA
extremely rare in this mint condition
€ 3.450,- plus € 38,- Track & Trace registered EU mail


On the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles this edition of 1000 copies was produced for distribution to members and attendees of its anniversary gala and not sold to the public. The pages of the book are blank, Edward Ruscha’s intention being for the owner to write his or her own history on the pages.
Due to its weight and thickness this artist’s book may also be considered as a real object or conceptual sculpture.



History of prices:
EHC Fine Art, USA US$ 4,500.- April 2023
1st Dibs, New York, USA € 4.736,- 24 September 2022
Douglas Stewart Fine Books, Australia US$ 1.513 – € 1.561,- &#nb; 24 September 2022
Douglas Stewart Fine Books, Australia AU$ 2.250 – € 1.468,- &#nb; 25 February 2021
LA Modern Auctions, Los Angeles, USA US$ 2,000.- &#nb; 18 October 2020
EHC Auctions + Artsy, Lot 5, highest bid US$ 1,900.- estimate US$ 2.500-US$ 3.000 &#nb; 31 March 2020
The Archive is Limited, Amsterdam € 1.950,- &#nb; 28 March 2020
Rago Arts & Auction Center, Lambertville, NJ, USA & nbsp; – Lot 733, $ 1,063 &#nb; 16 November 2013