James Rosenquist, ‘Aspen, Colorado’, Christie's

James Rosenquist (b. 1933)

Aspen, Colorado

signed, titled and dated 'ASPEN COLORADO J. ROSENQUIST 1966' (on the reverse)

oil on shaped canvas

48 x 62 in. (121.9 x 157.4 cm.)

Painted in 1966.

Signature: signed, titled and dated 'ASPEN COLORADO J. ROSENQUIST 1966' (on the reverse)

Flint Institute of Arts, DeWaters Art Center, Flint Invitational, November-December 1966, no. 115.

Princeton University, The Art Museum; The University of Texas at Austin, Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery and Minneapolis, The Walker Art Center, Selections from the Ileana and Michael Sonnabend Collection: Works from the 1950s and 1960s, February 1985-March 1986, pp. 87 and 111, no. 59 (illustrated).

Insituto Valenciana de Arte Moderno, James Rosenquist, May-August 1991, no. 29.

Austin Museum of Art and Tacoma Museum of Art, The New Frontier: Art and Television, 1960-65, September 2000-March 2001.

W. Hopps and S. Bancroft, _James Rosenquist: A Retrospective,_New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, exh. cat., 2003, p. 139, no. 61 (illustrated in color).

The Estate of Ileana Sonnabend, acquired directly from the artist

By descent from the above to the present owner

About James Rosenquist

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.

American, 1933-2017, Grand Forks, North Dakota, based in Aripeka, Florida