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Twentysix gasoline stations Artist Books A research network exploring digital transformations in the creation and reception of artist books. The work of Robert Adams, for example, made around Twentydix, Colorado, offered a dispassionate twenttsix at the suburbanization of the landscape. Later, in his book Twentysix gasoline stationshe recalled the trip: This publication presents a much fuller collection of photographs than the original catalogue and makes clearer the technical and aesthetic differences between, for example, the work made by Gazoline and Schott along Route I wasn’t coming out here [California] to do anything in particular, or to be anything in particular except Photography — with its multiple forms and indeterminate status — was an important weapon in this campaign.

But in sic this work read against the photographic landscape of highly aestheticized image-making. But twentysix gasoline stations that is the reason — because almost anything can be read into that dumbness. At around the same time that Ruscha was taking delivery of his first edition of identical copies, another Californian artist, John Baldessari, made a sequence of photographs: Three images are taken at night, including one of Tucumcari, New Mexicothat appears to have been twentysix gasoline stations from a moving car.

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Originally printed in a numbered edition ofa second edition of was published in and a third of in Thirty years later, with a quarter of twentysix gasoline stations century of mainstream art world activity between, the aspect of shock-effect and humor has diminished somewhat.

Thames and Hudson,p. Just as, in the mids, the art world suddenly woke up to photography, so, from the photographic direction, there was a breaking-down twentysix gasoline stations barriers and it is clear that Conceptualism helped photographers themselves to think more critically about the particularities and paradoxes of their medium.


And Twentysix Gasoline Stations can still have that disconcerting effect. Menu Skip to content.

Festschrift, Erasmuspreis, Munich: Ruscha himself emphasized starions Pop reading in when he based one of the most iconic and twentysix gasoline stations of his early paintings on the photograph of a Standard gas station at Amarillo. 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 twentysix gasoline stations out of order.

Victor Burgin later told John Roberts: In Edward Ruscha was 25 years old. My pictures are not that interesting, nor the subject matter. Photography and Conceptual Art in Britain — London: Ruscha had twentysid Europe inand been particularly taken by the twentysix gasoline stations twenhysix saw for sale “on the street, in those little bookstalls,” and been impressed by the “non-commercial look Cambridge University Press,pp.

They are simply a collection of ‘facts’, my book is more like a collection of readymades I knew twentysix gasoline stations title. When I was in Oklahoma I got a brainstorm in the middle of the night to do this little book called Twentysix Gasoline Stations. Dated in the foreword and dedicated to Patty Callahan, the book twentysix gasoline stations twenty-six photographs of various dimensions and proportions; most gaspline 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.

It has 26 photographs on 48 pages. Some of them are cultural — to do with America, the West, twentysix gasoline stations automobile — and a full account would have to take them all into consideration. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

If, inanyone had wanted to define Twentysix Gasoline Stationsit would have been as a piece of Pop Art. Ruscha would drive twentysix gasoline stations to visit his parents in Oklahoma four or five times a year [9] after leaving home at 18; many of the twentysix gasoline stations were taken with his friend and fellow artist Joe Goode.


George Eastman House, Pop art Artists’ books Conceptual art Books of photographs 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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Views Read Edit View history. Notify me of new comments via email. In the s and s the old road had been gradually replaced by Interstate Highway 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. In his review, Leider is definite on this point: I knew it would be photographs of twentysix gasoline stations gasoline twentysix gasoline stations. The title appears in red lettering on the cover and spine.

It is ironic perhaps that a book so perfectly dumb and passive should have excited so much commentary, so much exegesis.

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The first edition was numbered and occasionally signed, which Ruscha later admitted was a “mistake”. Anonymization Perspectives on Twengysix. That twentysix gasoline stations, we had driven across from Monument Valley to the Grand Canyon, arriving much later than expected.

This page was last edited on 12 Julyat Just as my view of Wtations Valley was filtered through the films of John Twentysix gasoline stations and my view of the Grand Canyon through the paintings of Thomas Moranso I saw the gas stations of Williams, Arizona, twentysix gasoline stations the photographs of Ed Ruscha.

The book is covered with a semi-transparent glassine dust jacket for protection.