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Cheese Mold Standard with Olive
© Ed Ruscha

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Cheese Mold Standard with Olive 1969

Not on display

  • Artist Rooms
Ruscha explores the iconography of the classic American Standard gas station in this screenprint. Standard Oil was the largest oil company in the world in the early twentieth century. In the 1960s, when Ed Ruscha frequently drove along Route 66 from Los Angeles to his home town in Oklahoma City he would have frequently encountered their gas stations. Ruscha has painted and printed this diagonally thrust Standard gas station motif many times, the composition is consistent throughout but a variety of colours are used in each iteration. The colours of foodstuffs referenced in the title give this version a blue and green hue.


  • Acc. No. AL00298
  • Medium Screenprint on paper
  • Size 65.40 x 101.90 cm (framed: 71.00 x 107.50 x 5.70 cm)
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Lent by Artist Rooms Foundation 2011