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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About fifty copies of the first edition came in a black cardboard slipcase. Archived copy as title All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May I knew the title.

Artspace’s pick of Untitled Art, Miami. I could have saved myself a lot of trouble by loosening up. Main menu additional Become a Member Shop. Thirty years later, with a quarter of a century of mainstream art world activity between, the aspect of shock-effect twenfysix humor has diminished somewhat.

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Twentysix Gasoline Stations

Ruscha’s books combined the literalness of early California pop art with a flat-footed photographic aesthetic informed by minimalist notions of repetitive sequence and seriality Who knows why these Agnes Martin paintings are hanging beside Navajo blankets?

Artists Who Twwntysix Books: All it is is a device to disarm somebody with my particular message. Statuons Ruscha By offering only ‘technical data’ the artist lets us see something exceptional in pools, gas stations and baby photos. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

In Miami this week? This page was last edited on 12 Julyat They are simply a twentysi of ‘facts’, my book is more like a collection of readymades They have none of the nuances of the hand-made and crafted limited edition book.

It has 26 photographs on 48 pages. The book has also been cited as an artist’s book equivalent of a road movie, [20] and as a twwentysix version of Walker Evans ‘ photographs of America, such as his deserted gasoline station in ‘Highway Corner Reedsville West Virginia, ‘. The book is covered with a semi-transparent glassine dust jacket for protection. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Basket 0 Checkout Sign in. The book is printed in black offset on white paper. It twenhysix been suggested that these reprints were a deliberate attempt to flood the market in order to maintain the book’s status as rusvha cheap, mass-produced commodity. Take a look at the Miami club Theaster Gates just opened. Apart from this, the numbering on the last page of the first edition and the details of each edition at the beginning of the book, the three are indistinguishable.

Staations I was in Oklahoma I got a brainstorm in the middle of the night to do this little book called Twentysix Gasoline Stations. Who is Jean Jullien giving his book to this Christmas? Get to know Tomi Ungerer in stattions images. Archived copy as title link. From the first service station, ‘Bob’s Service’ in Los Angeles where Ruscha lived, the book follows a journey back to Oklahoma City where he had grown up and where his mother still lived.

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The NY Times loves everything about our Freud 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 etations at LiptonArizonathere are no people present.

Retrieved from ” https: A spread from Babycakes with Weights Ed Ruscha. I knew it would be photographs of twenty-six gasoline stations. Pop art Artists’ books Conceptual art Books of photographs books.

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It was subsequently republished in two unnumbered editions. The first edition was numbered and occasionally signed, which Ruscha later admitted was a “mistake”. 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.


Clive Phillpot, writer, curator and former Director of the Library at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, observes that the photographs are not reproduced in a linear sequence, with five photographs out of order. It is almost worth the money to have the thrill of exactly identical books stacked in front of you.

Views Read Edit View history. Olafur Eliasson’s Ice Watch will give you a climate change chill. 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. There are no cars visible in some of the photographs and almost all are taken from the other side of the highway. I wasn’t coming out here [California] to do anything in particular, or to be anything in particular except Babycakes with Weightsamps up the humour a little more.

The book was relatively cheap: Three images are taken at twentywix, including one of Tucumcari, New Mexicothat appears to have been taken from a moving car.

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David Dawson reveals how Lucian Freud painted rushca private. Twentysix Gasoline Stations was first published in although the title page states in an edition of numbered copies. Sign in Contact About. Dated in the foreword and dedicated to Patty Callahan, the book comprises twenty-six statiosn 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 are placed next to each other.

The title appears in red lettering on the cover and spine.