19 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 938
Estimate GBP 700 - GBP 1,000
Twentysix Gasoline Stations. Alhambra: The Cunningham Press, 1967.
Octavo (180 x 140mm). 22 black and white photographs. (Very small stain in the bottom margin of the title and bottom edge of a few leaves.) Original white card covers printed in orange, original glassine dust-jacket (a few small stains, dust-jacket yellowed and chipped). Provenance: Pasadena Art Museum (small label on inside front cover) -- Mike Salisbury (noted American graphic designer and photographer).
One of only 500 copies of the second edition, from the collection of designer and photographer Mike Salisbury. Twentysix Gasoline Stations is the first and most important book in 'the most renowned series of artist's books in the history of the genre' (The Photobook). 101 Books, pp.182-185; The Open Book, pp.198-201; The Photobook, vol. II, pp.140-43.
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