Ed Ruscha, ‘Twentysix Gasoline Stations, from Book Covers’, 1970, Print, Lithograph in colors, on Arches paper, with full margins, Phillips
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share

Ed Ruscha

Twentysix Gasoline Stations, from Book Covers, 1970

Lithograph in colors, on Arches paper, with full margins
16 × 20 in
40.6 × 50.8 cm
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
P
Phillips

Property from a Private Collection, New York

Image: 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (21.6 x 29.2 cm)
Sheet: 16 x …

Medium
Ed Ruscha
American, b. 1937
Follow

Despite being credited with a Pop sensibility, Ed Ruscha defies categorization with his diverse output of photographic books and tongue-in-cheek photo-collages, paintings, and drawings. Ruscha’s work is inspired by the ironies and idiosyncrasies of life in Los Angeles, which he often conveys by placing glib words and phrases from colloquial and consumerist usage atop photographic images or fields of color. Known for painting and drawing with unusual materials such as gunpowder, blood, and Pepto Bismol, Ruscha draws attention to the deterioration of language and the pervasive cliches in pop culture, illustrated by his iconic 1979 painting I Don’t Want No Retro Spective. “You see this badly done on purpose, but the badly-done-on-purpose thing was done so well that it just becomes, let’s say, profound,” he once said. Equally renowned were his photographic books, in which he transferred the deadpan Pop style into series of images of LA—apartments, palm trees, or Twentysix Gasoline Stations (1962), his most famous work.

Ed Ruscha, ‘Twentysix Gasoline Stations, from Book Covers’, 1970, Print, Lithograph in colors, on Arches paper, with full margins, Phillips
Save
Save
View
View in room
Share
Share
P
Phillips

Property from a Private Collection, New York

Image: 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (21.6 x 29.2 cm)
Sheet: 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)

Signed with initials, dated and numbered 'U.S.F. V' in pencil (one of 10 University of South Florida impressions, the edition was 30 and 3 artist's proofs), published by Graphicstudio, …

Medium
Ed Ruscha
American, b. 1937
Follow

Despite being credited with a Pop sensibility, Ed Ruscha defies categorization with his diverse output of photographic books and tongue-in-cheek photo-collages, paintings, and drawings. Ruscha’s work is inspired by the ironies and idiosyncrasies of life in Los Angeles, which he often conveys by placing glib words and phrases from colloquial and consumerist usage atop photographic images or fields of color. Known for painting and drawing with unusual materials such as gunpowder, blood, and Pepto Bismol, Ruscha draws attention to the deterioration of language and the pervasive cliches in pop culture, illustrated by his iconic 1979 painting I Don’t Want No Retro Spective. “You see this badly done on purpose, but the badly-done-on-purpose thing was done so well that it just becomes, let’s say, profound,” he once said. Equally renowned were his photographic books, in which he transferred the deadpan Pop style into series of images of LA—apartments, palm trees, or Twentysix Gasoline Stations (1962), his most famous work.

Ed Ruscha

Twentysix Gasoline Stations, from Book Covers, 1970

Lithograph in colors, on Arches paper, with full margins
16 × 20 in
40.6 × 50.8 cm
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
More from this series
View series
Other works by Ed Ruscha
Related works