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The Persistence of Electrons in Space, 1987

Etching and aquatint on wove paper
31 3/4 × 31 1/2 in
80.6 × 80 cm
Edition 15/48
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Sheet measures: 40 h x 36.5 w inches

This work is number 15 from the edition of 48 printed by Keith …

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Sheet measures: 40 h x 36.5 w inches

This work is number 15 from the edition of 48 printed by Keith Brintzenhofe and published by Universal Limited Art Editions, New York.

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Signed, titled, dated and numbered to lower edge '15/48 The Persistence of Electrons in Space James Rosenquist 1987'.
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
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Wright

Sheet measures: 40 h x 36.5 w inches

This work is number 15 from the edition of 48 printed by Keith …

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Sheet measures: 40 h x 36.5 w inches

This work is number 15 from the edition of 48 printed by Keith Brintzenhofe and published by Universal Limited Art Editions, New York.

Signature
Signed, titled, dated and numbered to lower edge '15/48 The Persistence of Electrons in Space James Rosenquist 1987'.
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.

The Persistence of Electrons in Space, 1987

Etching and aquatint on wove paper
31 3/4 × 31 1/2 in
80.6 × 80 cm
Edition 15/48
Bidding closed
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