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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)

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.

High auction record
$3.3m, Sotheby's, 2014
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
James Rosenquist: His American LifeAcquavella Galleries
2017
James Rosenquist Painting as ImmersionMuseum Ludwig
2015
International PopWalker Art Center
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Aspen, Colorado

Oil on shaped canvas
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C
Christie's

James Rosenquist (b. 1933)

Aspen, Colorado

signed, titled and dated 'ASPEN COLORADO J. …

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

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.

High auction record
$3.3m, Sotheby's, 2014
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)

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