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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All it is is a device to disarm somebody with my particular message. Archived copy as title All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: A spread from Babycakes with Weights Ed Ruscha.

Twentysix Gasoline Stations

Although Ruscha has admitted knowledge of Evans’ work, he has dismissed it as an influence. My pictures are not that interesting, nor the subject matter.

The NY Times sfations everything about our Freud book. Views Read Edit View history. 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. 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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I knew the title. 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 are no people present.


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Artists Who Make Books: There is a connection between my work and my experience with religious icons, and the stations of the cross and the Vasoline generally, but it’s in one of method, you know; I do have some flavors that come over, like the incense 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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Artists Who Make Books: Ed Ruscha

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 I have eliminated all text from my books- I want absolutely neutral material. 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.

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. The book is printed in black offset on white paper. Originally printed in a numbered edition ofa second edition of was published in and a third of in All images reproduced in 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. Basket 0 Checkout Sign in. When I was in Oklahoma I got a brainstorm in the middle of the night to do this little book called Twentysix Gasoline Stations.


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It was the choice bit. Phaidon is headquartered in London and New York City. The book was relatively cheap: And we have lift off! There are no cars visible in some of the photographs and almost all are taken from the other side of the highway.

Twentysix Gasoline Stations was first published in although the title page states in an edition of numbered copies. All my books are identical. Archived copy as title link. It was subsequently republished in two unnumbered editions. A lot of critics have assigned a religious sub-text to the work, sttaions 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.

They are simply a collection of ‘facts’, my book is more like a collection of readymades Pop art Artists’ books Conceptual art Books of photographs books. I wasn’t coming out here [California] to do anything in particular, or to be anything in particular except The book is covered with a semi-transparent glassine dust jacket for protection.

The last image is of a Fina gasoline station in GroomTexaswhich Ruscha has suggested should be seen as the beginning of the return journey, ‘like a coda’.