Royal Road Test
  • artists' book
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • spiral bound
  • black-and-white
  • 24 x 16.5 cm.
  • [64] pp.
  • edition size 2000
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Royal Road Test

[Third Edition]

Edward Ruscha, Mason Williams, Patrick Blackwell

Royal Road Test


Artist's book by Edward Ruscha, Mason Williams, and Patrick Blackwell. Featuring black-and-white photographs of the aftermath of a Royal Typewriter being thrown from the window of a 1963 Buick Le Sabre moving at 90 mph. Reference: "The Works of Edward Ruscha," Hudson Hills Press, New York, in association with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1982, pp. 169. No. B6 in Siri Engberg and Clive Phillpot, "Edward Ruscha : Edition 1959-1999, Catalogue Raisonné," Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, and Distributed Art Publishers, New York, NY, 1999, pp. 124.


No. 6. 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.
"Book as Artwork 1960 / 1972" by Germano Celant. London, United Kingdom : Nigel Greenwood Inc. Ltd., 1972, pp. 67.
"Materializing Six Years : Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art" by Catherine Morris, Vincent Bonin, Julia Bryan-Wilson. Brooklyn / Cambridge, NY / MA : Brooklyn Museum / MIT Press, 2012, pp. VI, 116.

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