Twentysix Gasoline Stations
  • artists' book
  • wrappers
  • offset-printed
  • sewn bound
  • black-and-white
  • 18 x 14 cm
  • [48] pp.
  • edition size 3000
  • unsigned and unnumbered

Twentysix Gasoline Stations

[Third Edition]

Edward Ruscha

Twentysix Gasoline Stations


Edward Ruscha's first artist's book - and by far his best known title. Features black-and-white photographs of gasoline stations in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas captioned in all caps text with the name of the gas station pictured and it's location.


No. 1 in "Books by Edward Ruscha" by Edward Ruscha. Munich, Germany : Galerie Heiner Friedrich, 1970.
"International General, Distributing Independently Produced Vanguard Art Books, Catalogues and Information" by Seth Siegelaub. New York, NY : International General, 1971.
"Book as Artwork 1960 / 1972" by Germano Celant. London, United Kingdom : Nigel Greenwood Inc. Ltd., 1972, pp. 60.
"The Works of Edward Ruscha" by Edward Ruscha, Anne Livet, Henry T. Hopkins, Peter Plagens, Dave Hickey. New York / San Francisco, NY / CA : Hudson Hills Press / San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1982, pp. 123.
"Artists' Books : The Book as a Work of Art, 1963 - 1995" by Stephen Bury. Hants, United Kingdom : Scolar Press, 1995, pp. 31.
"Esthétique du Livre d'Artiste 1960 / 1980" by Anne Moeglin-Delcroix. Paris, France : Jean-Michel Place / Bibliothèque Nationale de France, 1997, pp. 18, 26.
"Artist / Author : Contemporary Artists' Books" by Cornelia Lauf, Clive Phillpot, Glenn O'Brien, Jane Rolo, Brian Wallis, Martha Wilson, Thomas Padon. New York, NY : Distributed Art Publishers / The American Federation of Arts, 1998, pp. 33.
"Various Small Books : Referencing Various Small Books by Ed Ruscha" by Jeff Brouws, Wendy Burton, Hermann Zschiegner, Phil Taylor, Mark Rawlinson. Cambridge, MA : MIT Press, 2013, pp. 8, 9.

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Condition:  Very Good. 5 mm. area of light staining to recto and 1 cm. and 3 mm. areas of light soiling to verso. 4 cm. area of faint markings from erased pencil notations on title page. Light rubbing of page edges and light sloping of pages. Otherwise Fine clean and unmarked.
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Twentysix Gasoline Stations
Condition:  Very Good / Fine. Light yellowing of cover and page edges and yellowing of vellum dust-jacket. Chipping of dust jacket edges with 1.5 cm. area of loss to top left area of spine and covers. Contents clean and unmarked.
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