Twentysix gasoline stations. Third edition, 1969. Edward Ruscha.
Twentysix gasoline stations. Third edition, 1969

Twentysix gasoline stations. Third edition, 1969

[Los Angeles: [the artist], 1969. Third edition, printed in 1969 by the Cunningham Press, Alhambra, California. 3000 copies, after 500 of the second edition (1967) and 400 numbered copies of the first edition (1962). Ruscha's first book—it all began here. White paper covers with title in red. 26 black-and-white plates (3 double-spread) on [48 ] pp. 17.9 x 14.1 cm. Original glassine replaced. Light scar on front cover near spine, and very pale staining near spine on rear cover. A droll line sketch in pencil on the rear cover reads vertically in either direction as a bearded, sinister man in a beanie, a sinister duck in a beanie, or a different sinister (or perhaps just unhappy) man with a rich head of hair but a serious jaw problem. The owner does not know who did it or when, but it probably was someone in the Pasadena art scene of the late 1960s and early 1970s. It could be erased easily, but I would not. The glassine has been removed for the scans. **Free domestic shipping with direct order. Item #28002.3

Price: $600.00

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