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In 1963 Ruscha made a photographic book entitled ‘Twentysix Gasoline Stations’. It comprised of a selection of black and white snapshots drawn from a vast collection of images taken by the artist of petrol stations that he passed, or stopped at, as he travelled through the states of California, Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas. ‘Standard’ is the name of a petroleum company and this drawing is one of a number of paintings and works on paper that arose from the photographic project.