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Lawless Media presents a new book on Sam Shepard.
Sam Shepard was an Academy Award-nominated actor, an accomplished screenwriter and novelist, a sometimes musician, a film and stage director, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.
Shepard wrote nearly 50 plays, including Buried Child, Curse of the Starving Class, Cowboy Mouth, True West, Lie of the Mind, and Fool for Love. His film work included screenwriting (Zabriskie Point, Paris Texas) and acting ( Days of Heaven, The Right Stuff, Steel Magnolias, The Pelican Brief, Country, All The Pretty Horses, Black Hawk Down, Bloodline.)
Shepard passed away in 2017 from complications attributed to ALS.
In the early 1960s, Ed Ruscha set out on a road trip from Oklahoma to LA, photographing filling stations along the route. The result was published as Twentysix Gasoline Stations, which is now considered the first modern artist’s book. Ruscha took 60 photographs which were edited to 26. The unpublished images from New Mexico are reproduced here, from the artist’s original negatives.
Today, Ed Ruscha is widely considered a master of painting, printmaking, drawing, bookmaking, photography and film, and is best known for his paintings of satirical words and sentences.