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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Who is Jean Jullien giving his book to this Christmas? I have eliminated all text from my books- I want absolutely neutral material.

Three images are taken at night, including stationw of Tucumcari, New Mexicothat appears to have been taken from a moving car.

Olafur Eliasson’s Ice Watch will give you a climate change chill. 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. I knew the title.

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All images reproduced in Artists Who Make Books. Each opening of the book reveals one or two photographs in varying but repeated layouts, with the photographs set in relatively large areas of statoins space. Artists Who Make Books. Thirty years later, with a quarter of a century of mainstream artworld activity between, the aspect of shock-effect and humor has diminished somewhat.

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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. Twentysix Gasoline Stationsa modest publication consisting of black and white photographs with captions, is an iconic artist book. Take a look at the Miami club Theaster Gates just opened. Get to know Tomi Ungerer in five images. Artspace’s pick of Untitled Art, Miami. I wasn’t coming out here [California] to do anything in particular, or to be anything in particular except Views Read Edit View history.


Archived copy as title All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May 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 Published in April [1] on his own imprint National Excelsior Press, [2] it is often considered to 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.

I could have saved myself a lot of trouble by loosening up. 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, like the incense 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, ‘.

Although Ruscha has admitted knowledge of Evans’ work, er has dismissed it as an influence. Archived from the original on 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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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. Originally printed in a numbered edition ofa second edition of was published in and a third of in Archived copy as title link.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It was the choice bit. The NY Ruzcha loves everything about our Freud book. Twentysix Gasoline Stations was first published in eed the title page states in an edition of numbered copies.


But for three people walking across the forecourt on the Sunset Stripa man getting out of gxsoline car at Flagstaff, Gawoline and a man looking under his hood at LiptonArizonathere are no people present. Dated in statons 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 first edition was numbered and occasionally signed, which Ruscha later admitted was a “mistake”.

Phaidon is headquartered in Rischa and New York City. A lot of critics have assigned a religious sub-text to the work, seeing rsucha 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. 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.

David Dawson reveals how Lucian Freud painted in private. I knew it would be photographs of twenty-six gasoline stations. But in sic this work read against the photographic landscape of highly aestheticized image-making. My pictures are not that interesting, nor the subject matter.

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