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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, b. 1933, Grand Forks, North Dakota, based in Aripeka, Florida

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Famous Prints of the 20th Century, GALLERY SHCHUKIN, New York
2016
Selected Works - Made in L.A., Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles
2015
SPACE AGE - GROUP EXHIBITION, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris-Pantin
2015
International Pop, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
FALL OFFERING, michael lisi / contemporary art, New York
2016
Famous Prints of the 20th Century, GALLERY SHCHUKIN, New York
2016
Art You Can Stomach, Sragow Gallery, New York
2016
2016
Forbidden Art: Communism vs. Capitalism, GALLERY SHCHUKIN, New York
2016
SAVE AMERICA, Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica
2016
American Expressionism, Sragow Gallery, New York
2016
Selected Works - Made in L.A., Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles
2015
SPACE AGE - GROUP EXHIBITION, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris-Pantin
2015
International Pop, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
2015
Forms & Faces, Robert Fontaine Gallery
2014
Perspectives, Robert Fontaine Gallery
2013
Minneapolis Print & Drawing Fair, Universal Limited Art Editions
2012
Universal Limited Art Editions at IFPDA Print Fair 2012, Universal Limited Art Editions, Bay Shore
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