Standard Station

November 9, 2018
Los Angeles, CA

Standard Station (1966) by Edward Ruscha.

Edward Ruscha is an American artist associated with the Pop movement. His work ranges from painting to photography or printmaking.

In 1962 Ruscha’s work was included, along with Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Robert Dowd, Phillip Hefferton, Joe Goode, Jim Dine, and Wayne Thiebaud, in the historic exhibition “New Painting of Common Objects”, curated by Walter Hopps in the Pasadena Museum of Art. This exhibition is considered one of the first “Pop Art” exhibitions in America.

In 2006, Ruscha was appointed administrator of the MoCA Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles along with Susan Gersh and David Johnson.

He participated in eight exhibitions of the museum, and thirty-three of his works were included in the permanent collection.


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