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Sight-Seeing, 1972

Lithograph and screenprint in colors on wove paper
31 × 37 in
78.7 × 94 cm
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H.C. 5/6 (aside from an edition of 75

Framed Dimensions 34 X 40.5 Inches

Published by Petersburg …

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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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H.C. 5/6 (aside from an edition of 75

Framed Dimensions 34 X 40.5 Inches

Published by Petersburg Press, London Printed by the artist and Maurice Sanchez

Condition Report: No apparent condition issues. Floated and framed under acrylic.

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Signed, numbered, dated, and titled in pencil in lower margin, with publisher's blindstamp
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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.

Sight-Seeing, 1972

Lithograph and screenprint in colors on wove paper
31 × 37 in
78.7 × 94 cm
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