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Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass

Ed Ruscha
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Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass
Ed Ruscha
Self-Published, Los Angeles
2nd edition, 1968

This paperback artists’ book contains nine bold color photos of empty swimming pools found at budget motels in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Interspersed with blank pages to give it shape and weight, the book ends with a single foreboding image of a shattered drinking glass.

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