James Rosenquist


James Rosenquist The Persistence of Electrons in Space, 1987 etching and aquatint on woven paper 40h x 36 1/2w in

Leading Pop artist James Rosenquist—who came to prominence among New York School figures like Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Willem de Kooning—is well known for his large-scale, fragmented works that bring the visual language of commercial painting onto canvas (notably, from 1957-60, Rosenquist earned his living as a billboard painter). In his use of mass-produced goods and vernacular culture rendered in an anonymous style, Rosenquist's work recalls that of Andy Warhol, while his seemingly irrational, mysterious pictorial combinations owe a debt to Surrealism. His breakthrough work, the iconic F-111 (1965)—51 panels that total over 22 by 24 feet—juxtaposes an American fighter plane with a Firestone tire, garish orange tinned spaghetti, and a young girl under a hair dryer.

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James Rosenquist Derriere I'Etoile, 1977 Lithograph in colors 36 1/2h x 74w in

Color lithograph on glossy white wove paper, 1988. 640x1025 mm; 25x40 inches, full margins. Signed, dated and numbered 24/250 in pencil, lower margin. A very good impression with strong colors.

Color offset lithograph on white wove paper, 1993. 680x490 mm; 26 3/4x19 1/4 inches, full margins. One of 20 numbered artist's proofs, aside from the edition of 100. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed "AP 19/20" in pencil, lower margin. Published by Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Mount Kisco, with the blind stamp lower left. A very good impression with vibrant colors.