Royal Road Test
  • artists' book
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • spiral bound
  • black-and-white
  • 24 x 16.5 cm.
  • [60] pp.
  • edition size 1000
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Royal Road Test

[First 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.


No. 6. in "Books by Edward Ruscha" by Edward Ruscha. Munich, Germany : Galerie Heiner Friedrich, 1970.
"Books by Edward Ruscha" by Edward Ruscha. Munich, Germany : Galerie Heiner Friedrich, 1970
"Book as Artwork 1960 / 1972" by Germano Celant. London, United Kingdom : Nigel Greenwood Inc. Ltd., 1972, pp. 67.
"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. 124.
"Esthétique du Livre d'Artiste 1960 / 1980" by Anne Moeglin-Delcroix. Paris, France : Jean-Michel Place / Bibliothèque Nationale de France, 1997, pp. 52 - 53.
"Ed Ruscha and Photography" by Sylvia Wolf. New York / Gottingen, NY / Germany : Whitney Museum of American Art / Steidl, 2004, pp. 172 - 187.
"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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