Ed Ruscha – artist’s book – Twenty Six Gasoline Stations
USA

Twenty Six Gasoline Stations
1st edition 1963; 2nd edition 1967; 3rd edition 1969

Twenty Six Gasoline Stations is Ruscha first Book. It comprises of ordinary photographs by the artist of gas stations taken on his journey from Los Angeles to his home town of Nebraska.
48 pages (28 pages containing 26 photographic illustrations [10 accompanied by captions on the same page}; 16 pages containing captions only; 1 title page; 1 dedication page; 1 colophon page; 1 blank page). 3rd edition: copyright page listing 1st and 2nd printings)

Ref: (selected)
Engbert, S 1999, Edward Ruscha: Editions 1959-1999, Walker Art Centrer, Minneapolis. Catalogue Raisonné Vol. 1 pp. 92-93; Catalogue Raisonné Vol. 2 p. 123, B1.
Lailach,M 2005, Printed Matter. Die Sammlung Marzona in der Kunstbibliothek The Marzona Collection at the Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, p. 156.
Parr, M. & Badger, G. The Photobook: A History Vol. II, Phaidon Press, London. p.140 (illustrated)

Collection: Centre for the Artist Book, grahame galleries + editions