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Artist book, gelatin silver print, offset printed
Art & Design Study Collection, James Smith Pierce Collection
UND Art Collections Repository
Edward Ruscha was born in 1937 in Omaha, NE and is currently based out of California. Ruscha studied commercial art at the Chouinard Art Institute from 1956 to 1960. He is best known for his artist's books that strategically combine photography with short phrases and brand names to showcase the sole architectural, emotional or cultural subject of the book. He is also known for his experimental material use in his paintings and drawings, such as using chewing tobacco, spinach, Pepto-Bismol and even caviar. Edward Ruscha has work in the permanent collections of the Walker Art Museum, the Tate Museum, the Whitney Museum, and many other collections both private and public.
Originally printed in 1962 although front pages states 1962. Printed again in 1967 (second edition) and 1969 (third edition).
Contains 26 images of black and white photographs of petrol/gas stations from the southern California area.
48 pages, dedicated to Patty Calahan. Cunningham Press, Alhambra CA. 3,000 copies.
Copyright protections prevent the publishing of additional images. For more information about this book, please contact UND Art Collections.
James Smith Pierce Collection.
Some wear to edges of book and edges of original glassine cover.