Twentysix Gasoline Stations, 1967
Original white wrappers with red lettering covered by glassine dust jacket, 48 pp with 26 captioned black & white photographic illustrations of petrol stations, along the highway between Ruscha’s home in Los Angeles and his parent’s house in Oklahoma City. Published by Cunningham Press, Alhambra, CA. This book was first published in 1963 with 400 numbered copies. This is the second edition which was published in 1967 with 500 unnumbered copies.
7h x 7 1/2w in
Dust jacket is missing sections on front and back and back has circular stains, otherwise in excellent condition.
During the 1960s and 1970s, Ed Ruscha created a series of 16 small, self-published books that became the catalyst for the way artists could approach the book form. Twentysix Gasoline Stations was Ruscha's first artist book and it is also considered to be the first modern artist's book.