Various Small Fires and Milk
  • artists' book
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • monochrome
  • 17.8 x 14 cm.
  • [48] pp.
  • edition size 3,000
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Various Small Fires and Milk

[Second Edition]

Edward Ruscha

Various Small Fires and Milk


Second Edition of the second artist's book produced by Edward Ruscha. Features black and pale yellow photographs of examples of small fires such as burning matches, a man smoking a cigar, and an acetylene welding torch. The final photo is in black-and-white and is a photograph of a glass of milk.


No. 2 in "Books by Edward Ruscha" by Edward Ruscha. Munich, Germany : Galerie Heiner Friedrich, 1970.
"International General, Distributing Independently Produced Vanguard Art Books, Catalogues and Information" by Seth Siegelaub. New York, NY : International General, 1971.
"The Works of Edward Ruscha" by Edward Ruscha, Anne Livet, Henry T. Hopkins, Peter Plagens, Dave Hickey. New York / San Francisco, NY / CA : Hudson Hills Press / San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1982, pp. 123.
"Esthétique du Livre d'Artiste 1960 / 1980" by Anne Moeglin-Delcroix. Paris, France : Jean-Michel Place / Bibliothèque Nationale de France, 1997, pp. 26 and 292.

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Various Small Fires and Milk [First Edition]
Condition:  Good / Very Good. Yellowing and moderate wear to vellum dust-jackets including chipping of edges, multiple tears, finger print marks, loss, and folding resulting in dust soiling to covers. Light dust soiling of text block edges. Gentle bumping of corners. Contents clean and unmarked.
[Object # 38826]