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Mirrored American Flag, 1971

Lithograph in colors with Mylar foil
29 × 22 in
73.7 × 55.9 cm
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Heritage Auctions

Edition: AP 16/30.

James Rosenquist captures the American flag in full force. The two halves of …

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Edition: AP 16/30.

James Rosenquist captures the American flag in full force. The two halves of this patriotic work could represent day and night and although the flag is upside down, this image could suggest that even on the darkest days the American flag will fly. —Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Signature
Signed and dated lower right.
Series
Cold Light
Publisher
Graphicstudio, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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 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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About the work
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Heritage Auctions

Edition: AP 16/30.

James Rosenquist captures the American flag in full force. The two halves of …

Read more

Edition: AP 16/30.

James Rosenquist captures the American flag in full force. The two halves of this patriotic work could represent day and night and although the flag is upside down, this image could suggest that even on the darkest days the American flag will fly. —Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Signature
Signed and dated lower right.
Series
Cold Light
Publisher
Graphicstudio, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
James Rosenquist
American, 1933–2017
Follow

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.

Mirrored American Flag, 1971

Lithograph in colors with Mylar foil
29 × 22 in
73.7 × 55.9 cm
Bidding closed
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