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James Rosenquist

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Rosenquist

Birthplace
Grand Forks, North Dakota

Birth year
1933

Lives in
Florida and New York

Works in
Florida and New York

Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
Sep, 2014 F-111 (South, West, North, East) and Drawings from the 70s
SENIOR & SHOPMAKER GALLERY
 
Current Exhibitions and Events
Aug, 2014 Pop Art from the Anderson Collection at SFMOMA
Cantor Arts Center
 
Jun, 2014 Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection
San Jose Museum of Art
 
Statement

James Rosenquist is an American artist and one of the protagonists in the pop-art movement. From 1957 to 1960, he earned his living as a billboard painter. This was perfect training, as it turned out, for an artist about to explode onto the pop art scene. Rosenquist deftly applied sign-painting techniques to the large-scale paintings he began creating in 1960. Like other pop artists, Rosenquist adapted the visual language of advertising and pop culture to the context of fine art. Rosenquist achieved international acclaim in 1965 with the room-scale painting F-111.

His specialty is taking fragmented, oddly disproportionate images and combining, overlapping, and putting them on canvases to create visual stories. This can leave viewers breathless, making them consider even the most familiar objects (a U-Haul trailer, or a box of Oxydol detergent, etc.) in more abstract and provocative ways. In addition to painting, he has produced a vast array of prints, drawings and collages. One of his prints, Time Dust (1992), is thought to be the largest print in the world, measuring approximately 7 x 35 feet.

 

Recent Exhibits

James Rosenquist participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2014 The Crystal Palace
Rachel Uffner Gallery
 
May, 2014 THE SHAPED CANVAS, REVISITED WITH WORKS FROM 1961-2014
Luxembourg & Dayan
 
May, 2014 POP! Selections from the Collection
Addison Gallery of American Art
 
Mar, 2014 Pop Art Prints
Smithsonian American Art Museum
 
Mar, 2014 Garden Party
Nassau County Museum
 
Jan, 2014 Sur-Real
Woodward Gallery
 
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James Rosenquist has Exhibited at these venues:

SENIOR & SHOPMAKER GALLERY Cantor Arts Center
Rachel Uffner Gallery San Jose Museum of Art
Luxembourg & Dayan Addison Gallery of American Art
Smithsonian American Art Museum Nassau County Museum
Woodward Gallery Boca Museum of Art
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert
North Dakota Museum of Art DAUM MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Richard L. Feigen & Co. Sean Kelly Gallery
McClain Gallery Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Salzburg Halle Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Salzburg Villa Kast
Minneapolis Institute of Arts ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY
MA GALERIE - Samuel Le Paire John Berggruen Gallery
Martin-Gropius-Bau Printed Editions
Ace Museum Coos Art Museum
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao The Baltimore Museum of Art
GRAPHICSTUDIO | Institute for Research in Art Leslie Sacks Contemporary
Acquavella Galleries Georgia Museum of Art
Art Affairs SANTA MONICA AUCTIONS
Large Glass Delamar Greenwich Harbor
Larissa Goldston Gallery Ullens Center for Contemporary Art
MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) Fundación Juan March (Palma)
GALERIE FLUEGEL-RONCAK Ludwig Museum and Contemporary Art Museum ( Budapest)
David Zwirner- 533 W. 19th David Zwirner- 525 W. 19th
David Zwirner- 519 W. 19th MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at Grand Ave.
Hickory Museum of Art Monroe Gallery of Photography
Lehmann Maupin - Chrystie St. Michael Kohn Gallery
The Art Students League's Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery Benrimon Contemporary
Pace Gallery 508 W. 25th Palm Springs Art Museum
Michael Rosenthal Gallery Galerie Wild
Gagosian Gallery - 980 Madison Ave. White Columns
Leo Castelli Gallery Jablonka Galerie
Pratt Manhattan Gallery
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