standard station

Just In: A Ghostly Standard

June 16, 2020

There are few artists who can transform something as ordinary and familiar as a gas station into a symbol of the American landscape. Ruscha’s Ghost Station, 2011, is the artist’s most recent iteration of the Standard Station motif. Here we are presented with a colorless echo of what came before it; the embossed picture is outlined to expose a now familiar image and reaffirms the mutable status of what has become a touchstone for Ruscha for nearly five decades.

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