Lot Details

Image size: 19.8 x 37 inches
Sheet size: 26.38 x 39.75 inches

Ed Ruscha’s color screenprint “Standard Station” is widely known as Ruscha’s most iconic image. Throughout the course of his career Ruscha printed three additional variations of this subject, but this particular edition, with its brilliant orange and red hues against a pale blue sky, is the most highly coveted, included in such prominent permanent collections as the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

American Pop artist Edward Ruscha (B.1937, Omaha, Nebraska) is known for his paintings, prints, drawings, photography and film. In 1962 Ruscha’s work was included in the groundbreaking and historically important exhibition entitled “New Painting of Common Objects” at the Pasadena Art Museum along with other legendary Pop artists, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Robert Dowd, Phillip Hefferton, Joe Goode, Jim Dine, and Wayne Thiebaud. The 1970s was a very fertile period for the California artist Ed Ruscha. Since his first major works on paper exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art in 1972, Ruscha has since gone on to exhibit at numerous museums and galleries including the Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland (2009), the Moderna Museet, Stolkholm, Sweden (2010) and the Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY (2011) among others.

Select Public Collections:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)
Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Tate Gallery (London, UK)
Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA)
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY)

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Catalogue Raisonné: 5, Engberg
The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Creases
Area: Image
Location: Upper right, Other location
Notes: Heavy cockling with hard vertical creasing throughout, most notably in the right hand side of the image, from being previously rolled. Media disturbance along creases. Please see photos provided. Additional photos and information available upon request.
Degree: Moderate
Foxing
Area: Verso, Other area
Notes: Very few areas of foxing on verso. Please see photos provided. Additional photos and information available upon request.
Degree: Minor
Inpainting, Instaining
Area: Image
Location: Overall
Notes: Inpainting in areas of media loss. Please see photos provided. Additional photos and information available upon request.
Degree: Moderate
Remains of Hinges / Adhesive
Area: Verso, Margin
Notes: Please see photos provided. Additional photos and information available upon request.
Degree: Minor
Restoration
Area: Verso, Image, Other area
Location: Upper right, Other location
Notes: Wrinkles/creases on the right hand side of the image have been flattened.
Verso reinforced with Japaneses tissue paper.
Please see photos provided. Additional photos and information available upon request.
Degree: Major
Skinning
Area: Verso, Margin
Location: Lower right, Other location
Notes: Light paper skinning and abrasions along perimeter most notably at corners. Please see photos provided. Additional photos and information available upon request.
Degree: Minor
Surface Abrasions / Scratches
Area: Image
Location: Overall
Notes: Scratching throughout printed area. Please see photos provided. Additional photos and information available upon request.
Degree: Minor
Water Damage or Warping
Area: Margin
Location: Upper left, Lower left
Notes: Please see photos provided. Additional photos and information available upon request.
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Area
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.



Degree
Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

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  • Pickup Location: Illinois, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 29.5 x 46 in. (74.93 x 116.84 cm.)
  • Framed Under: Plexi
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