LOT 1804
SOLD €1200,00

[Edward Ruscha] Twentysix gasoline stations. Edward Ruscha 1962.

Alhambra, The Cunningham Press, 1967, second printing issued in 500 unnumbered copies, with sticker of the American Distributor Wittenborn and Company to the last blank page, (48) p., with 26 photographic illustrations (3x across 2 pages), original wrapper with transparent dust jacket, 18 x 14 cm.

Owner's name of Wim Beeren to title page; dust jacket stained and sunned on/ near spine and with very small tears and minimal chip from spine head. Very good and clean copy. The first printing of this iconic book appeared in 1963, in 400 numbered copies. Parr/ Badger, The Photobook II, p. 140-143. The book was one of the first and most important publications in "the most renowned series of artists's books in the history of the genre. Ed Ruscha's works still retain their capacity to surprise, delight, and puzzle in equal measure. In the several decades since they were published, they have been much exhibited, written about and analyzed, yet they somehow are still objects of mystery and fascination, beguiling in their utter simplicity and immutable rightness. At the time of publication they were largely overlooked by much of the photography world." (Parr/ Badger).

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