ABCED is a multi-volume book project created by members of ABC Artists’ Books Cooperative to celebrate Ed Ruscha’s seventy-fifth birthday.
Abstracted by Jonathan Lewis · Aped by EJ Major · Auctioned by Andreas Schmidt · Borrowed by Joachim Schmid · Clicked by Wil van Iersel · Clothed by Deanna Dikeman · Collected by Wil van Iersel · Colored by Tanja Lažetić · Covered by Hermann Zschiegner · Derailed by David Schulz · Disappeared by Joshua Deaner · Distilled by Jonathan Lewis · Dressed by Julie Cook · Exploded by Tanja Lažetić · Freed by Fred Free · Fucked by Andreas Schmidt · Ignored by Jean Keller · Peed by Jochen Friedrich · Pronounced by Erik Benjamins · Pumped by Mishka Henner · Recounted by Elisabeth Tonnard · Replicated by Joachim Schmid · Reworded by Travis Shaffer · Richtered by Mishka Henner · Rorschached by Andreas Schmidt · Sampled by Jonathan Lewis · Scarred by Burkhard von Harder · Sliced by Heidi Neilson · Stained by Eric Doeringer · Stripped by Paul Soulellis · Uncompleted by Mariken Wessels · Visited by Fred Free · Yellowed by Victor Sira
All books are print on demand, 8 x 5 inches, softcover. Most books are available individually from the artists, but some are only available in a boxed set. The boxed set contains all 33 books and is available from ABC for $1,800. ABCED boxes will be numbered and dated. The edition is not limited, but will only be available until Ed Ruscha’s 76th birthday in December of 2013. (The set is no longer available.)