Standard Station, Amarillo, Texas

Edward Joseph Ruscha, American, born 1937



Oil on canvas

Overall: 64 15/16 × 121 13/16 in. (164.9 × 309.4 cm)

Frame: 67 5/8 × 124 × 3 1/2 in. (171.8 × 315 × 8.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of James Meeker, Class of 1958, in memory of Lee English, Class of 1958, scholar, poet, athlete and friend to all

© Ed Ruscha



North America, United States


20th century

Object Name




Not on view

Course History

FREN 7, French Graphic Novels, Annabelle Cone, Spring 2013

ENVS 80, Writing Our Way Home: The Writing That Sustains Us, Terry Tempest Williams, Spring 2013

Exhibition History

Word and Image in Contemporary Art, Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 26-August 4, 2013.

Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, October 19, 2016-June 30, 2018.

Three Young Collections, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California, January 15-February 26, 1967.

The Works of Edward Rusha, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California, March 25-May 30, 1982; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York, July 8-September 5, 1982; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, October 4-November 28,1982; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonia, Texas, December 27, 1982-February 20, 1983; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, March 25-May 30, 1983, no. 13.

The Expanding Universe of Postwar Art, Northeast Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26-December 1, 2019.

Ruscha and Pop: Icons of the 1960's, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 12-June 15, 2008.

Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture 1950-1970, The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, , Los Angeles, California, October 1, 2011-February 5, 2012; Martin Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany, March 15-June 10, 2012.

Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 26,2009-March 15, 2010.

Made in U.S.A.: An Americanization in Modern Art, the '50s and '60s, University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, California, April 4-June 21, 1987; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, July 25-September 6, 1987; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia, October 7-December 7, 1987.

Los Angeles 1958-1968, Modena Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, October 4, 2008-January 4, 2009

Light in Art, Jaffe-Friede, Strauss and Barrows Galleries, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 2, 1977-January 29, 1978.

Landmark Pictures: Ed Ruscha/Andreas Gursky, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts, January 8-March 19, 2000.

International Pop, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 11-September 6, 2015; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, October 11, 2015-January 17, 2016; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 18-May 15, 2016.

Hot Spots: Rio de Janeiro/Milan-Turin/Los Angeles, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, February 13-May 3, 2009.

High & Low: Modern Art and Popular Culture, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, October 3, 1990-January 15, 1991; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, February 20-May 12, 1991; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California, June 21-September 15, 1991.

Environments U.S.A. 1957-1967, Museu de Arte Moderna, Sao Paulo, Brazil, September 22, 1966-February, 26, 1967.

Edward Ruscha: Standard Stations, Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, Texas, June 19-August 8, 1993.

Edward Ruscha, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, June 22-September 17, 2000; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois, November 20, 2000-February 5, 2001; Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida, March 22-June 3, 2001; Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England, November 4, 2001-January 13, 2002; Kuntstmuseum, Wolfsburg, February 2-April 28, 2002.

Ed Ruscha: Road Tested, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas, January 23-April 17, 2011.

Ed Ruscha and the Great American West, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young Museum, San Francisco, California, July 9, 2016-October 9, 2016.

Detroit Style: Car Design in the Motor City, 1950-2020, Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit Michigan, November 15, 2020-June 23 2021.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hano

Publication History

Wolfgang Spielhagen, editor-in-chief, 1000 Miles to the End of the Rainbow, Munich, Germany: Bertelsmann Lexikon Verlag, Pro Sport Verlag, 2001, 304 pp., ill. pp. 110-111.

William H. Goetzmann and Becky Duvall Reese, Images of Texas, Austin, Texas: The University of Texas at Austin, 1983, pp. 40-42, ill. p. 42.

William C. Seitz and Marla Price, Art in the Age of Aquarius 1955-1970, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992, p. 186.

Tom Armstrong, Amerikanische Malerei 1930-1980, Munich: Prestel-Verlag, 1981, p. 47, ill. p. 56.

Thomas Crow, The Rise of the Sixties: American and European Art in the Era of Dissent, London: Calmann & King, Ltd., 1996, ill. p. 81.

Thomas Buser, Experiencing Art Around Us, St. Paul, Minnesota: West Publishing Company, 1995, ill. p. 159.

The New Handbook of Texas, In Six Volumes; Volume 1, Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1996, ill. plate 70.

Susan Davidson, Editor, Art in America: 300 Years of Innovation, New York, NY: Guggenheim Museum [concurrently with Merell Publishers Ltd, London and New York and Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago), 2007, ill. p. 276.

Smithsonian Highlights, Smithsonian Magazine, Volume 31, Number 3, June 2000, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian, 2000, ill. p. 36

Sidra Stich, Made in U.S.A.: An Americanization in Modern Art, Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1987, pp. 67-69, ill. p. 67, fig. 63.

Sam Hunter and John Jacobus, American Art of the 20th Century: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, New York, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1973, ill. p. 357.

Rebecca Peabody, Andrew Perchuk, Glenn Phillips, and Rani Singh. Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles Art 1945 - 1980, Los Angeles: The Getty Research Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011, ill. p. 141, figure 3.16.

Rebecca Bailey, What Is There to Teach About Art?, Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, vol. 88, no. 8, May 1996, South Burlington: The Lane Press Inc., 1996, pp. 36-45, ill. p. 39.

Pontus Hulten et. al., Edward Ruscha, Barcelona: Centre Cultural de la Fundacio Caixa de Pensions, 1990, ill. p. 37, fig. 1.

Neal Benezra and Kerry Brougher, "Ed Ruscha", Washington. D.C.: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford and Scalo, Zurich, 2000, pp. 30-31.

Midori Yamakawa, Andy Warhol and Pop Artists, Tokyo: Geijutsu shincho, 1996, ill. p. 40.

Michael DiLeo and Eleanor Smith, Two Californias, Coverlo, California: Island Press, 1983, ill. p. 80.

Michael Auping and Richard Prince, Ed Ruscha: Road Tested, Fort Worth, Texas: The Board of Trustees, Fort Worth Art Association, 2011, ill. p. 62-63.

Maurice Tuchman, Art in Los Angeles: Seventeen Artists in the Sixties, Los Angeles, California: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1981, no. 103, ill.

Marilyn Stokstad and Michael W. Cothren, Art History, Fifth Edition: Pearson Eductation, Inc., 2014, ill. pg. 1094, figure 33-13.

Malcolm Cochran, Treasures of the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1985, no. 150, ill. p. 153.

Linda Norden, Landmark Pictures: Ed Ruscha/Andreas Gursky, Cambridge: Harvard University Art Museums, 2000, ill. cover.

Les Cahiers du Mnam, Volume 112/113, ete/automne 2010, ill. p. 42.

Laura Chapman, Teaching Art, Worcester, Massachusetts: Davis Publications, Inc., 1988.

Lars Nittve and Lena Essling, Time & Place: Los Angeles 1957-1968 Exhibition Catalogue, Gottingen, GERMANY: Steidl / Stockhom, SWEDEN: Moderna Museet, 2008, 135 pp., color ill. p. 107.

Kristin Monahan Garcia, Ruscha and Pop: Icons of the 1960's, Setting the Standard for Viewing the Modern World, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hood Museum of Art, 2008, ill. p. 1.

Kirk Varnedoe and Adam Gopnik, High & Low: Modern Art and Popular Culture, New York, New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1990, ill. p. 346.

John R. Stomberg, The Hood Now: Art and Inquiry at Dar


Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, California; Collection of Dennis and Brooke H. Hopper, Los Angeles, California; James J. Meeker, Oakland, California; given to present collection, 1976.

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