when I find the artist research that gives me a lot inspirits and I want made a sign for forbidden things. Also it’s difficult to make a wood board stand on the floor so I choose a simple shape, it’s looks like a advertising board. from the below it’s my research.
From its first appearance in his artist’s book Twenty six Gasoline Stations and its subsequent translation into a masterpiece of American painting in 1964 as Standard Station, Amarillo, Texas, the Standard gasoline station is arguably Ruscha’s most iconic image.Its stations ubiquitous across 20th Century America, John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil was at one point the largest company in the world. Even when broken up by the federal government into seven smaller companies, “Baby Standard” gasoline stations continued to line Route 66 from Los Angeles to Ruscha’s family home in Oklahoma City until 1984, when the brand became Chevron. Ruscha recorded several of these stations in Twenty six Gasoline Stations, which promoted his interest in closely observing the banal and the mundane, the taken-for-granted and the overlooked. Taking the rather unremarkable source photograph, Ruscha transforms it with a radical foreshortening which centres the composition around a plunging diagonal line. In this way, and with a gorgeously subtle play on words, he creates his idealised “standard” gasoline station.The first Standard Station screen print, made in 1966 with a blue and fiery red background, was followed in 1969 by Mocha Standard, Cheese Mold Standard with Olive and Double Standard, all variations on the 1966 forerunner and printed in the same size from the same screens. This is how the subject was left for 42 years until, in 2011, Ruscha decided to revisit the theme with Ghost Station, which was now considered one of the most famous images in Post-War art. A measure of how lionised the image of the Standard Station had become was shown when Christie’s offered Ruscha’s painting Burning Gas Station at auction in 2007. The painting sold for just under $7 million, and remains the most expensive work by the artist ever sold at auction.
The Getty Museum and Getty Research Institute have acquired a trove of Ed Ruscha photographs from Gagosian for an undisclosed sum. The collection includes 74 prints and two contact sheets. “I am humbled and elated to have my work go to the top of the hill,” the artist said in a statement. The news was first reported in The Los Angeles Times.The museum also recently teamed up with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to acquire some 2000 Robert Mapplethorpe photos.
Rouge Triomphant (Triumphant Red) (1959-1963) by Alexander Calder, via Gagosian Gallery Currently on view at the Gagosian gallery in Rome is ‘Monumental Sculpture’ by Alexander Calder. Taking place at the same time as the current Calder retrospective at the Scuderie Quirinale, also in Rome, the Gagosian Gallery displays an exhibition of the artist’s monumental sculpture created between 1948 and 1964.
Installation View by Alexander Calder, via Gagosian Gallery
In Rouge Triomphant/ Triumphant Red (1959-63) Calder has created a mobile which spans nearly six meters. The incorporation of primary red offers a distinct contrast to his almost exclusive use of black. Here three groups of black scales are offset by a sole red one create a dynamic yet unbalanced assemblage. The monumental sculpture Spunk of the Monk (1964) is a massive ensemble of black steel arcs united by just seven points of contact with the ground and seemingly represents a gigantic insect or animal.Alexander Calder was born in 1898 in Pennsylvania and attended the Stevens Institute of Technology and Art Students League. Major international museum collections now house his work including the Musée National d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Centres Pompidou in Paris, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Calder also created numerous public commissions in cities all over the world. His work has also been subject to numerous museum exhibitions and retrospectives. He died in 1976 in New York City