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Makeup dept. [3/60] 1975

Ed Ruscha has regularly produced work for the gallerist Marian Goodman’s imprint Multiples, Inc., New York. In 1970 he contributed the photographic book Babycakes with weights to the portfolio Artists and photographs. In 1973 he produced the lithograph and screenprint Insect slant for the portfolio Reality and paradoxes. The following year the Domestic tranquillity series of four lithographs was printed by Cirrus Editions for Multiples, Inc., which followed the earlier portfolio of six screenprints Insects 1972, printed for the publisher by Styria Studios in New York.

Makeup dept. 1975 is part of the Multiples, Inc. portfolio of prints Artists and photographs. The portfolio included prints by many of Europe’s and America’s leading photographic artistis – John Baldessari, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Edward Ruscha, Jan Dibbets, Ger Van Elk and William Wegman – and was accompanied by text by the well-known art critic David Bourdon.

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