Haunted by a pop art painting from my childhood -- who painted it?
April 14, 2008 5:10 AM Subscribe
60s pop art painting of a Gulf sign -- who is the artist?
posted by ROTFL to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
In the early 70s, when I was a child, I used to go to a restaurant that had striking contemporary art on the walls. One of these art works still haunts my mind: a stark-looking Gulf sign
rendered as it would be seen from below. I've thought of it often in the last 35 years, but never seen it again.
The feel and look of the art were similar to this Ed Ruscha painting of a Standard station
. I can't find any indication that he ever painted a Gulf sign, though. Can anyone help me identify the art I remember -- and maybe even find a place to buy it?
(I should add: The restaurant has been gone for over 20 years; no way to trace the art through them.)