James Rosenquist (American, 1933-2017)
Etching with aquatint and color pochoir on Pescia Italia paper
Signed and dated “James Rosenquist 1979” to the lower right
Published by Multiples, Inc., New York
Titled to the lower left
A leading figure in the American Pop Art movement, Rosenquist is best known for his large scale oil paintings. His mother was an avid painter and encouraged her son’s interest in art. In 1952, he studied painting at the University of Minnesota and in 1955 studied at the Art Students League in New York. Like many in the Pop Art movement, Rosenquist began his career as a commercial artist painting billboards. Influenced by his background in commercial art, he would pull imagery from advertisements, periodicals, and other popular imagery. Rosenquist worked in a variety of mediums, including printing, painting, collage, and drawing. His works are held in a variety of public and private institutions, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and more.
- small stains to lower left corner; negligible wear throughout the margins of paper.
- measures the sheet; plate size 35.75" W x 18" H.