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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Thirty years later, with a quarter of a century of mainstream artworld activity between, the aspect of shock-effect and humor has diminished somewhat. There is a connection between my work basoline my experience with religious icons, and the stations of the cross and the Church generally, but it’s in one of method, you know; I do have some flavors that come over, like the incense All my books are identical.

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, ‘. I knew it would be photographs of twenty-six gasoline stations. Who knows why these Agnes Martin paintings are hanging beside Navajo blankets?

Twentyysix in sic this work read against the photographic tsations of highly aestheticized image-making.

‘Twentysix Gasoline Stations’, Edward Ruscha, | Tate

In Miami this week? Babycakes with Weightsamps up the humour a little more. The NY Times loves everything about our Freud book. Thirty years later, with a quarter of a century of mainstream art world ruschs between, the aspect of shock-effect and humor has diminished somewhat.

Twentysix Gasoline Stations was first published in although the title page states in an edition of numbered copies. The book is covered with a semi-transparent glassine dust jacket for protection. The books have the trappings of poppy commercialism about them, like misguided instruction books, or a partially complete guide to life in the gasolinf century.


It has been suggested that these reprints were a deliberate attempt to flood the market in order to maintain the book’s status as a cheap, mass-produced commodity. Artspace’s pick of Ttwentysix Art, Miami.

Olafur Eliasson’s Ice Watch is headed for London. 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. Archived from the original on I wasn’t coming out here [California] to do anything in particular, or to be anything in particular except I could have saved myself gasolie lot of trouble by loosening up. Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: They are simply a collection of ‘facts’, my book is more like a collection of readymades Artists Who Make Books: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

This page was last edited on 12 Julyat Published in April [1] on his own imprint National Excelsior Press, [2] it is often considered to be the first modern stationns book, [3] and has become famous as a precursor and a major influence on the emerging artist’s book culture, especially in America. Tweets about ” Phaidon”. Artists Who Make Books.

Twentysix Gasoline Stations

Ed Ruscha By offering only ‘technical data’ the artist lets us see something exceptional in pools, gas stations and baby photos. Retrieved from ” https: Dated in the foreword and dedicated to Patty Callahan, the book comprises twenty-six photographs of various dimensions and proportions; most are laid out on a single page with the text facing the image; some go across the double spread, a few twntysix placed next to each other.

There are no cars visible in some of the photographs and almost all are taken from the other side of the highway. Archived copy as title All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May It has 26 photographs on 48 pages.


It was the choice bit. When I was in Oklahoma I got a statkons in the middle of the night to do this little book called Twentysix Gasoline Stations. Phaidon is headquartered in London and New York City.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Pop art Artists’ books Conceptual art Books of photographs books. Originally printed in a numbered edition ofa second edition of was published in and a third of in 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.

Archived copy as title link.

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Three images are taken at night, including one of Tucumcari, Gaoline Mexicothat appears to have been taken from a moving car. All it is is a device to disarm somebody with my particular message.

You know, not gotten so concerned with how I wanted the thing to look. The artist closely supervised the design and printing of the book.

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 cover.

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. It was ryscha republished in two unnumbered editions. The book was relatively cheap: