Ed Ruscha

Standard Study #3

About this artwork

In 1963 Ruscha made a photographic book entitled ‘Twentysix Gasoline Stations’. It comprised a selection of black and white snapshots drawn from a vast collection of dead-pan images taken by the artist of petrol stations that he passed, or stopped at, as he travelled through the states of California, Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas. ‘Standard’ is the name of a petroleum company and this drawing is one of a number of paintings and works on paper that arose from the photographic project.

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  • artist:
    Ed RuschaAmerican (born 1937)
  • title:
    Standard Study #3
  • date created:
    1963
  • materials:
    Tempera and ink on paper
  • measurements:
    27.90 x 45.70 cm (framed: 70.00 x 52.50 x 4.00 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
  • accession number:
    AR00050
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Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha