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The Bird of Paradise Approaches the Hot Water Planet, 1989

Colored pressed paper pulp with lithographic collage elements printed in colors
97 × 84 1/2 in
246.4 × 214.6 cm
Edition of 28
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Upsilon Gallery
New York, London
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From the "Welcome to the Water Planet" series

From the "Welcome to the Water Planet" series

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Signed in pencil, titled and dated
Publisher
Tyler Graphics, Ltd., New York
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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From the "Welcome to the Water Planet" series

From the "Welcome to the Water Planet" series

Signature
Signed in pencil, titled and dated
Publisher
Tyler Graphics, Ltd., New York
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.

The Bird of Paradise Approaches the Hot Water Planet, 1989

Colored pressed paper pulp with lithographic collage elements printed in colors
97 × 84 1/2 in
246.4 × 214.6 cm
Edition of 28
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
location
New York, London
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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