The City Lost and Found

Every Building on the Sunset Strip

Ruscha’s Every Building on the Sunset Strip is a photographic collage of a mile and a half of Sunset Boulevard. The street was an important commercial site popular for cruising by automobile and well known for its vibrant nightlife. To take the photographs, Ruscha drove down the road in a pickup truck. In the bed was an automated camera set to take shots at regular intervals. The accordion foldout book is 25 feet long when fully open and shows both sides of the street.