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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Archived copy as title All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May 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.
Ed Ruscha is very much an artist who makes books. I wasn’t coming out here [California] to do anything in particular, tweentysix to be anything in particular except Published in April  on his own imprint National Excelsior Press,  it is often considered to be the first modern artist’s book,  and has become famous as a precursor and a major influence on stationss emerging artist’s book culture, gasolins in America.
The book is printed in black offset on white paper. 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 The title appears in red lettering on the cover and spine.
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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, and illustrated books for children. I knew it would be photographs of twenty-six gasoline stations.
All of the gasoline stations are on Route 66a road that had already been mythologized by the TV series Route 66 and in Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrathand later reappeared as a motif in Dennis Hopper’s Easy Rider.
Although Ruscha has admitted knowledge of Evans’ work, he has dismissed it as an influence.
Edward Ruscha. Twentysix Gasoline Stations. , printed | MoMA
Twentysix Gasoline Stationsa modest publication twentyxix of black and white photographs with captions, is an iconic artist book.
The book is covered with a semi-transparent glassine dust jacket for protection.
Edward Ruscha ‘Twentysix Gasoline Stations’ | Tate
I knew the title. But in sic this work read against the photographic landscape of highly aestheticized image-making.
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.
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Artists Who Make Books: Ed Ruscha
Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass is similarly deadpan, with a run of blue, gasolind pools rounded off with a less swimmer twentydix image of a cracked drinking glass.
This page was last edited on 12 Julyat It is almost worth the money to have the thrill of exactly identical books stacked in front of you. Babycakes with Weightsamps up the humour a little more. Archived from the original on 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.
The first edition was numbered and occasionally signed, which Ruscha later admitted was a “mistake”. Retrieved from ” https: You know, not gotten so concerned rusdha how I wanted the thing to look. Get to know Tomi Ungerer in five images. David Dawson reveals how Lucian Freud painted in private. In Miami this week?