James Rosenquist

American, 1933–2017

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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 …

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High auction record
$3.3m, Sotheby's, 2014
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Forehead I; Forehead II (Glenn 20; 21), 1968
Sold on Jun 9, 2021
$3,570
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Lithographs in colors, on Arches paper
62.2 x 72.1 cm
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$3,570
Auction Sale
Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
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1968 Lithographs in colors, on Arches paper, each signed in pencil, (G.21) titled, both dated and numbered 80/121 and 87/96 respectively (there were also 11 hors commerce), each with the blindstamp of the publisher, Richard Feigen Graphics, Chicago and New York, printed by Mourlot, New York, each with full margins. (2) 28 3/8 x 24 1/2in (72.1 x 62.2cm); 28 1/2 x 24 7/16in (72.4 x 62.1cm) sheet 33 1/2 x 24 3/4in (85.1 x 62.9cm); 33 3/4 x 24 1/2in (85.7 x 62.2cm)
Forehead I; Forehead II (Glenn 20; 21), 1968
Lithographs in colors, on Arches paper
Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
$3,570
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Print
62.2 x 72.1 cm
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Auction Sale
Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
Realized Price
$3,570
Description
1968 Lithographs in colors, on Arches paper, each signed in pencil, (G.21) titled, both dated and numbered 80/121 and 87/96 respectively (there were also 11 hors commerce), each with the blindstamp of the publisher, Richard Feigen Graphics, Chicago and New York, printed by Mourlot, New York, each with full margins. (2) 28 3/8 x 24 1/2in (72.1 x 62.2cm); 28 1/2 x 24 7/16in (72.4 x 62.1cm) sheet 33 1/2 x 24 3/4in (85.1 x 62.9cm); 33 3/4 x 24 1/2in (85.7 x 62.2cm)
Marco Polo Returns (Glenn 152), 1978
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$1,657
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Intaglio with pochoir in colors, on Pesca Italia paper
91.0 x 45.1 cm
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$1,657
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Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
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1978 Intaglio with pochoir in colors, on Pesca Italia paper, the first state (of two), signed in pencil, titled, dated and numbered 50/78 (there were also 23 artist's proofs), published by Multiples, Inc., New York, with the blindstamp of the printer, Flatstone Studio and Aripeka Ltd. Editions, Tampa, with full margins, framed. 17 3/4 x 35 13/16in (45.1 x 91cm) sheet 22 3/4 x 39 7/8in (57.8 x 101.3cm)
Marco Polo Returns (Glenn 152), 1978
Intaglio with pochoir in colors, on Pesca Italia paper
Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
$1,657
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91.0 x 45.1 cm
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Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
Realized Price
$1,657
Description
1978 Intaglio with pochoir in colors, on Pesca Italia paper, the first state (of two), signed in pencil, titled, dated and numbered 50/78 (there were also 23 artist's proofs), published by Multiples, Inc., New York, with the blindstamp of the printer, Flatstone Studio and Aripeka Ltd. Editions, Tampa, with full margins, framed. 17 3/4 x 35 13/16in (45.1 x 91cm) sheet 22 3/4 x 39 7/8in (57.8 x 101.3cm)
Plume, from The Glass Wishes (Glenn 196; Gemini 1023), 1982
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$1,083
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Aquatint and etching in colors, on Somerset Satin paper
41.3 x 60.0 cm
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$1,083
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Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
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Plume, from The Glass Wishes (Glenn 196; Gemini 1023), 1982 Aquatint and etching in colors, on Somerset Satin paper, signed in pencil, titled, dated and numbered 41/59 (there were also 12 artist's proofs), with the blindstamp of the publisher/printer, Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, with full margins, framed. plate 23 5/8 x 16 1/4in (60 x 41.3cm) sheet 33 3/4 x 26 1/4in (85.7 x 66.7cm)
Plume, from The Glass Wishes (Glenn 196; Gemini 1023), 1982
Aquatint and etching in colors, on Somerset Satin paper
Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
$1,083
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41.3 x 60.0 cm
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Jun 9, 2021
Bonhams
Realized Price
$1,083
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Plume, from The Glass Wishes (Glenn 196; Gemini 1023), 1982 Aquatint and etching in colors, on Somerset Satin paper, signed in pencil, titled, dated and numbered 41/59 (there were also 12 artist's proofs), with the blindstamp of the publisher/printer, Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles, with full margins, framed. plate 23 5/8 x 16 1/4in (60 x 41.3cm) sheet 33 3/4 x 26 1/4in (85.7 x 66.7cm)
Marilyn (Glenn 70), 1974
Sold on May 26, 2021
$8,925
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Lithograph in colors on Rives BFK paper
74.9 x 106.1 cm
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$8,925
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May 26, 2021
Bonhams
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1974 Lithograph in colors on Rives BFK paper, signed in pencil and numbered 28/75 (there were also 20 artist's proofs), published by Petersburg Press, London and New York, with the blindstamp of the printer, William Law, New York and additional proofing by Maurice Sanchez, New York, the full sheet, framed. sheet 41 3/4 x 29 1/2in (106.1 x 74.9cm)
Marilyn (Glenn 70), 1974
Lithograph in colors on Rives BFK paper
May 26, 2021
Bonhams
$8,925
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74.9 x 106.1 cm
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May 26, 2021
Bonhams
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$8,925
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1974 Lithograph in colors on Rives BFK paper, signed in pencil and numbered 28/75 (there were also 20 artist's proofs), published by Petersburg Press, London and New York, with the blindstamp of the printer, William Law, New York and additional proofing by Maurice Sanchez, New York, the full sheet, framed. sheet 41 3/4 x 29 1/2in (106.1 x 74.9cm)
The Stowaway Peers Out at the Speed of Light, 2001
Sold on May 26, 2021
$40,312
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Lithograph in colors on Saunders Waterford HP surface paper
246.3 x 97.1 cm
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$40,312
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May 26, 2021
Bonhams
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2001 Lithograph in colors on Saunders Waterford HP surface paper, signed in pencil, titled, dated and numbered printer's proof 2/4 (aside from the edition of 40) with the blindstamp of the publisher, Universal Limited Artist Editions, West Islip, NY, with full margins. 38 1/4 x 97in (97.1 x 246.3cm) sheet 46 1/4 x 105 1/2in (117.5 x 268cm)
The Stowaway Peers Out at the Speed of Light, 2001
Lithograph in colors on Saunders Waterford HP surface paper
May 26, 2021
Bonhams
$40,312
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246.3 x 97.1 cm
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May 26, 2021
Bonhams
Realized Price
$40,312
Description
2001 Lithograph in colors on Saunders Waterford HP surface paper, signed in pencil, titled, dated and numbered printer's proof 2/4 (aside from the edition of 40) with the blindstamp of the publisher, Universal Limited Artist Editions, West Islip, NY, with full margins. 38 1/4 x 97in (97.1 x 246.3cm) sheet 46 1/4 x 105 1/2in (117.5 x 268cm)
Wayfarer Speed of Light, 2000
Sold on May 26, 2021
$5,100
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Lithograph in colors on Somerset paper
83.1 x 60.9 cm
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$5,100
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May 26, 2021
Bonhams
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2000 Lithograph in colors on Somerset paper, signed in pencil, titled, dated and numbered AP 28/30 (aside from the edition of 50), published by Derriere L'Etoile Studios, Inc., New York, with full margins. 24 x 32 3/4in (60.9 x 83.1cm) sheet 26 3/4 x 35 1/2in (67.9 x 90.1cm)
Wayfarer Speed of Light, 2000
Lithograph in colors on Somerset paper
May 26, 2021
Bonhams
$5,100
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83.1 x 60.9 cm
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May 26, 2021
Bonhams
Realized Price
$5,100
Description
2000 Lithograph in colors on Somerset paper, signed in pencil, titled, dated and numbered AP 28/30 (aside from the edition of 50), published by Derriere L'Etoile Studios, Inc., New York, with full margins. 24 x 32 3/4in (60.9 x 83.1cm) sheet 26 3/4 x 35 1/2in (67.9 x 90.1cm)
Carousel, 2nd State (Glenn 131A), 1978
Sold on May 26, 2021
$1,402
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Etching and aquatint on wove paper
90.8 x 44.7 cm
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$1,402
Auction Sale
May 26, 2021
Bonhams
Description
1978 Etching and aquatint on wove paper, signed in pencil, dated and numbered 46/78, published/printed by Multiples Inc./Patrick Lindhardt, New York, with full margins. 17 5/8 x 35 3/4in (44.7 x 90.8cm) sheet 22 3/4 x 39 3/4in (57.8 x 101cm)
Carousel, 2nd State (Glenn 131A), 1978
Etching and aquatint on wove paper
May 26, 2021
Bonhams
$1,402
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90.8 x 44.7 cm
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May 26, 2021
Bonhams
Realized Price
$1,402
Description
1978 Etching and aquatint on wove paper, signed in pencil, dated and numbered 46/78, published/printed by Multiples Inc./Patrick Lindhardt, New York, with full margins. 17 5/8 x 35 3/4in (44.7 x 90.8cm) sheet 22 3/4 x 39 3/4in (57.8 x 101cm)
Drawing for Shelf Life, 1972
Sold on May 14, 2021
$50,000
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Work on Paper
acrylic, graphite and charcoal on paper
76.2 x 106.05 cm
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$50,000
Auction Sale
May 14, 2021
Christie's
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JAMES ROSENQUIST (1933-2017) titled 'drawing for Shelf Life' (lower left); signed and dated 'James Rosenquist 1972' (lower right) acrylic, graphite and charcoal on paper 41 ¾ x 30 in. (106 x 76.2 cm.) Executed in 1972.
Drawing for Shelf Life, 1972
acrylic, graphite and charcoal on paper
May 14, 2021
Christie's
$50,000
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Work on Paper
76.2 x 106.05 cm
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
$50,000
Description
JAMES ROSENQUIST (1933-2017) titled 'drawing for Shelf Life' (lower left); signed and dated 'James Rosenquist 1972' (lower right) acrylic, graphite and charcoal on paper 41 ¾ x 30 in. (106 x 76.2 cm.) Executed in 1972.
The Serenade for the Doll after Claude Debussy, Gift Wrapped Doll #7, 1992
Sold on May 13, 2021
$144,900
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Painting
oil on canvas
152.4 x 152.4 cm
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$144,900
Auction Sale
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
signed, titled and dated 1992 on the overlap oil on canvas 60 by 60 in. 152.4 by 152.4 cm. framed: 61 ⅝ by 61 ⅝ in. 156.5 by 156.5 cm.
The Serenade for the Doll after Claude Debussy, Gift Wrapped Doll #7, 1992
oil on canvas
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
$144,900
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152.4 x 152.4 cm
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May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$144,900
Description
signed, titled and dated 1992 on the overlap oil on canvas 60 by 60 in. 152.4 by 152.4 cm. framed: 61 ⅝ by 61 ⅝ in. 156.5 by 156.5 cm.
The Bird of Paradise Approaches the Hot Water Planet (Grisaille), 1989
Sold on May 13, 2021
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oil and acrylic on 2 joined canvases mounted on panel
213.4 x 243.8 cm
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Auction Sale
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
oil and acrylic on 2 joined canvases mounted on panel 96 by 84 in. 243.8 by 213.4 cm. Executed in 1989.
The Bird of Paradise Approaches the Hot Water Planet (Grisaille), 1989
oil and acrylic on 2 joined canvases mounted on panel
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
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213.4 x 243.8 cm
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May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
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Description
oil and acrylic on 2 joined canvases mounted on panel 96 by 84 in. 243.8 by 213.4 cm. Executed in 1989.