James Rosenquist, ‘Woman in the Sun (Glenn 225)’, 1991, Sotheby's

Signed in pencil, titled, dated and numbered 25/60 (total edition includes 20 artist's proofs), on BFK Rives wove paper, with the blindstamp of the printer and publisher, Tyler Graphics, Ltd., Mount Kisco, New York, framed.

sheet: 838 by 1080 mm 33 by 42 1/2 in

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