James Rosenquist, ‘Somewhere to Light (WACO, Texas) from New York International Portfolio’, 1966, Alpha 137 Gallery
James Rosenquist, ‘Somewhere to Light (WACO, Texas) from New York International Portfolio’, 1966, Alpha 137 Gallery
James Rosenquist, ‘Somewhere to Light (WACO, Texas) from New York International Portfolio’, 1966, Alpha 137 Gallery

"Somewhere to Light: Waco, Texas" was created by Pop Art legend James Rosenquist in 1966, during one of the most desirable and influential eras in Pop art. It was part of the celebrated New York International portfolio curated by Rosa Esman, which featured prints by nine other important international artists of the era including Arman, Mary Bauermeister, Öyvind Fahlström, John Goodyear, Charles Hinman, Allen Jones, Robert Motherwell, Ad Reinhardt, and Saul Steinberg. Many impressions of this striking stunning screenprint are in the permanent collections of major institutions such as the Brooklyn Museum. This work is in a museum frame and bearing a label on the verso from the Baltimore Museum of Art Rental Gallery. It has not been examined out of the frame and is sold framed.
Tanglewood Press, New York, publisher; Knickerbocker Machine & Foundry, New York, printer
Overall Size: 17 x 22 in. (43.18 x 55.88 cm.)
Framed Size: 26.25 x 29.25 x 1 in. (66.68 x 74.3 x 2.54 cm.)
Catalogue Raisonné: 16, Glenn

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Signature: Signed lower right; numbered lower left in pencil; Catalogue Raisonné: 16, Glenn

Publisher: Tanglewood Press, New York, publisher; Knickerbocker Machine & Foundry, New York, printer

Catalogue Raisonné: 16, Glenn

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

2015
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 
Paris-Pantin,
2015
DeChant Art Consulting, 
Bratenahl,
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