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Signed, titled, dated and numbered 'XV' in white pencil (one of 30 in Roman numerals for U.S.F., the edition was 70 and 3 artist's proofs), …

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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Mirrored Flag, from Cold Light Series, 1971

Lithograph in colours with Mylar foil, on Arches paper, the full sheet.
29 1/10 × 22 1/2 in
74 × 57.1 cm
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Phillips

Property Subject to VAT Section 4: 5% (see Conditions of Sale for further information)
This lot is …

Medium
Signature
Signed, titled, dated and numbered 'XV' in white pencil (one of 30 in Roman numerals for U.S.F., the edition was 70 and 3 artist's proofs), …

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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