James Rosenquist, ‘For Artists (Artists Rights Today)’, 1975, Alpha 137 Gallery

This is an original 1975 serigraph of “For Artists, Tide (From Artists Rights Today Portfolio),” hand signed, numbered and inscribed by James Rosenquist.

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Signature: Signed, Inscribed "For Artists," dated 1975 and numbered in Roman Numerals in pencil from a rare Proof Edition of 50 (in Roman Numerals) by Rosenquist; with publishers' blind stamp lower right hand corner

Published by Styria Studio, New York

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

Exhibition Highlights

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 
DeChant Art Consulting, 
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