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. Results 1 – 14 of 14 TwentySix Gasoline Stations by Ruscha, Edward (Photographer) and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Ruscha catalogue raisonné #B1. The artist’s first book. Ed Ruscha. Twentysix Gasoline Stations. [Third Edition]. Twentysix Gasoline Stations. 1 of 4.

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Babycakes with Weightsamps up the humour a little more.

All images reproduced in Artists Who Make Books. I wasn’t coming out here [California] to do anything in particular, or to be anything in particular except I could have saved myself a lot of trouble by loosening up. 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 All it is is a device to disarm somebody with my particular message.

This page was last edited on 12 Julyat 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, ‘.

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.

My pictures are not that interesting, nor the subject matter. Pop art Artists’ books Conceptual art Books of photographs 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.


Artists Who Make Books: We work with the world’s most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, wtenty illustrated rusha for children. Each opening of the book reveals one or two photographs in varying but repeated layouts, with the photographs set in relatively large areas of white space. Get to know Tomi Ungerer in five images. Who is Jean Jullien giving his book to this Christmas?

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The book is printed in black offset on white paper. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. From Wikipedia, the stahions encyclopedia. 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.

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Twentysix Gasoline Stationsa modest publication consisting of black and white photographs with captions, is an iconic artist book. 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. Rusha Ruscha is very much an artist who makes books. There are no cars visible in some of the photographs and almost all are taken from the other side of the highway.

The book is covered with a semi-transparent glassine dust jacket for protection. The NY Times loves everything about our Freud book.

Olafur Eliasson’s Ice Watch will give you a climate change chill. Tweets about ” Phaidon”. The title appears in red lettering on the cover and spine.


Twentysix Gasoline Stations

No wigs required for this Warhol Xmas card! The book was relatively cheap: Artists Who Make Books. Basket 0 Statiojs Sign in. 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.

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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 You know, not gotten so concerned with how I wanted the thing to look. Ed Ruscha By offering only ‘technical data’ the artist lets us see something exceptional in pools, gas stations and baby photos. It has 26 photographs on 48 pages.

Although Ruscha has admitted knowledge of Evans’ work, he stattions dismissed it as an influence. Thirty years gaaoline, with a quarter of a century of mainstream art dtations activity between, the aspect of shock-effect and humor has diminished statinos. I have eliminated all text from my books- I want absolutely neutral material. Main menu additional Become a Member Shop. I knew the title. Originally printed in a numbered edition ofa second edition of was published in and a third of in 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.

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