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Window Washer, Glasshouse, 1979

Color etching with aquatint on paper
17 1/2 × 35 1/2 in
44.5 × 90.2 cm
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Sheet measures: 22.5 h x 39.75 w inches.

Sheet measures: 22.5 h x 39.75 w inches.

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Signed, titled, dated and numbered to lower edge '11/24 AP James Rosenquist 1979'. This work is number 11 from the edtition of 24 artist's … Read more
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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Sheet measures: 22.5 h x 39.75 w inches.

Sheet measures: 22.5 h x 39.75 w inches.

Signature
Signed, titled, dated and numbered to lower edge '11/24 AP James Rosenquist 1979'. This work is number 11 from the edtition of 24 artist's … Read more
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.

Window Washer, Glasshouse, 1979

Color etching with aquatint on paper
17 1/2 × 35 1/2 in
44.5 × 90.2 cm
Bidding closed
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