Born in Nebraska in Ed Ruscha grew up in the mid-west city of Oklahoma. Following an early interest in cartooning, Ruscha pursued a career in. Edward Ruscha Twentysix Gasoline Stations , printed Not on view. Medium: Artist’s book; Dimensions: overall (closed): 7 x 5 1/2 x 1 9/16″ ( x 14 . Edward Ruscha Twentysix Gasoline Stations from Book Covers Not on view. Medium: One from a series of six lithographs; Dimensions: composition: 8.

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Archived copy as title All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May About fifty copies of the first edition came in a black cardboard slipcase. Apart from this, the numbering on twenfysix last page of the first edition and the details of each edition rjscha the beginning of the book, the three are indistinguishable.

Published in April [1] on his own imprint National Excelsior Press, [2] it is often considered rusxha be the first modern artist’s book, [3] and has become famous as a precursor and a major influence on the emerging artist’s book culture, especially in America. Ruscha would drive home to visit his parents in Oklahoma four or five times a year [9] after leaving home at 18; many of the journeys were taken with his friend and fellow artist Joe Goode.

Ed Ruscha is very much an artist who makes books. And away from the catholic church too, and Sister Daniella who beat my knuckles with a pencil the one year I was in parochial school. It was subsequently republished in two unnumbered editions. I wasn’t coming out here [California] to do anything in particular, or to be anything in particular except They are simply a collection of ‘facts’, my book is more like a collection of readymades A lot of critics have assigned a religious sub-text to the work, seeing a correlation between the gasoline stations and the 14 Stations of the Crosstraditionally the staging posts between Pilate’s condemnation and the burial of Christ after his crucifixion on Calvary.


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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It has 26 photographs on 48 pages. Pop art Artists’ books Conceptual art Books of photographs books. There are no cars visible in some of the photographs and almost all are taken from the other side of the highway.

It was the choice bit. Babycakes e Weightsamps up the humour a little more.

Twentysix Gasoline Stations

The first edition was numbered and occasionally signed, which Ruscha later admitted was a “mistake”. The artist closely supervised the design and printing of the book. Artists Who Make Books: But for three people walking across the forecourt on the Sunset Stripa man getting out of his car at Flagstaff, Arizona and a man looking under his hood at LiptonArizonathere are no people present.

I knew it would be photographs of twenty-six sttaions stations. All images reproduced in Artists Who Make Books. Artists Who Make Books. The last image is of a Fina gasoline station in GroomTexaswhich Ruscha has suggested should be seen as the beginning of the return journey, ‘like a coda’. Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass is similarly deadpan, with a run of blue, inviting pools rounded off with a less swimmer friendly image of a cracked drinking glass.

They have none of the nuances of the hand-made and crafted limited edition book. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Who knows dd these Agnes Martin paintings are hanging beside Navajo blankets?

From the first service station, ‘Bob’s Service’ in Los Angeles where Ruscha lived, the book follows statjons journey back to Oklahoma City where he had grown up and where his mother still lived.

The books have the trappings of poppy commercialism about them, like misguided instruction books, or a partially complete guide to life in the 20th century. The book was relatively cheap: Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: Take a look at rkscha Miami club Theaster Gates just opened.

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You know, not gotten so concerned with gasolkne I wanted the thing to look. Archived from the original on And we have lift off! Thirty years later, with a quarter of a century of mainstream art world activity between, the aspect of shock-effect and humor has diminished somewhat.


My pictures are not that interesting, nor the subject matter. Twentysix Gasoline Stationsa modest publication consisting of black and white photographs with captions, is an iconic artist book. No wigs required for this Warhol Xmas card! Thirty years later, with a quarter of a century of mainstream artworld activity between, the aspect of shock-effect and humor has diminished somewhat.

Get to know Tomi Ungerer in five images. Twentysix Gasoline Stations was first published in although the title page states in an edition of numbered copies. All it is is a device to disarm somebody with my particular message.

The book has also been cited as an artist’s book equivalent of a road movie, [20] and as a pop version of Walker Evans ‘ photographs of America, such as his deserted gasoline station in ‘Highway Corner Reedsville West Virginia, ‘.

Ruscha had visited Europe inand been particularly taken by the books he saw for sale “on the street, in those little bookstalls,” and been impressed by the “non-commercial look It is almost worth the money to have the thrill of exactly identical books stacked in front of you.

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Edward Ruscha. Twentysix Gasoline Stations. , printed | MoMA

I could have saved myself a lot of trouble by loosening up. Who is Jean Jullien giving his book to this Christmas? A spread from Babycakes with Weights Ed Ruscha.

Retrieved from ” https: The front cover has the title printed in red as three separate lines, the stark brightness of the design muted by the wrap around protective twentusix.

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