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One Million Tons Per Square Inch, 1977

Color etching and aquatint with pochoir on Pescia Italia
17 3/4 × 35 3/4 in
45.1 × 90.8 cm
Edition 45/78 + 24AP
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Freeman's

image: 17 3/4 x 35 3/4 in. (43.8 x 90.8cm)
sheet: 22 3/4 x 39 7/8 in. (57.8 x 101.3cm)

(there were …

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image: 17 3/4 x 35 3/4 in. (43.8 x 90.8cm)
sheet: 22 3/4 x 39 7/8 in. (57.8 x 101.3cm)

(there were also 24 artist's proofs), with full margins, Multiples, Inc., New York, publisher

Signature
Pencil signed, titled and dated, numbered 45/78
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
Bibliography
F
Freeman's

image: 17 3/4 x 35 3/4 in. (43.8 x 90.8cm)
sheet: 22 3/4 x 39 7/8 in. (57.8 x 101.3cm)

(there were …

Read more

image: 17 3/4 x 35 3/4 in. (43.8 x 90.8cm)
sheet: 22 3/4 x 39 7/8 in. (57.8 x 101.3cm)

(there were also 24 artist's proofs), with full margins, Multiples, Inc., New York, publisher

Signature
Pencil signed, titled and dated, numbered 45/78
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.

One Million Tons Per Square Inch, 1977

Color etching and aquatint with pochoir on Pescia Italia
17 3/4 × 35 3/4 in
45.1 × 90.8 cm
Edition 45/78 + 24AP
Bidding closed
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