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 raisonnĂ© #B1. The artist’s first book. Ed Ruscha. Twentysix Gasoline Stations. [Third Edition]. Twentysix Gasoline Stations. 1 of 4.

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I could have saved myself a lot of trouble by loosening up. And we have lift off! 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 Twentysix Gasoline Stationsa modest publication consisting of black and white photographs with captions, is an iconic artist book. I knew the title.

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Who is Jean Jullien gasloine his book to this Christmas? No wigs required for this Warhol Xmas card! 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. Basket 0 Checkout Sign in. Artists Who Make Books.

Twentysix Gasoline Stations

Main menu additional Become a Member Shop. David Dawson reveals how Lucian Freud painted in private. 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 twenry no people present. Three images are taken at night, including one of Tucumcari, New Mexicothat appears to ruscya been taken from a moving car.

It has 26 photographs on 48 pages. This page was last edited on 12 Julyat They are simply a collection of ‘facts’, my book is more like a collection of readymades 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 are placed next to each other. The book has also gasokine 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, ‘.


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The artist closely supervised the design and printing of the book. Ed Ruscha is very much an artist who twentg books. 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 Retrieved from ” https: Archived copy as title link. All images reproduced in Artists Who Make Books.

They have none of the nuances of the hand-made and crafted limited edition book. 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.

The book was relatively cheap: I have eliminated all statiions from my books- I want absolutely neutral material. There is a connection between my work and 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, gasolline the incense The title appears in red lettering on the cover and spine. Views Read Edit View history.

I wasn’t coming out here [California] to do anything taenty particular, or to be anything in particular except The book is covered with a semi-transparent glassine dust jacket for protection. 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.


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Clive Phillpot, writer, curator and former Director of the Library at the Museum of Stattions Art, New York, observes that the photographs are not reproduced in a linear sequence, with five photographs out of order. Archived from the original on Ed Ruscha By offering only ‘technical data’ the artist lets us see something exceptional in pools, gas stations and baby photos.

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Originally printed in a numbered edition ofa second edition of was published in and a third of shations Babycakes with Weightsamps up the humour rwenty little more. The NY Times loves everything about our Freud book. 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.

About fifty copies of the first edition came in a black cardboard slipcase. 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. All it is is a device to disarm rudcha with my particular message. You know, not gotten so concerned with how I wanted the thing to look.