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James Rosenquist

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Grand Forks, North Dakota

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Lives in
Florida and New York

Works in
Florida and New York

Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
Jul, 2016 9 Objects

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, 2016 Art Basel 2016 - Sector: Unlimited
Art Basel
Nov, 2015 Art & Design
Katz Contemporary
Oct, 2015 Echoes of Antiquity: Revisiting and Reimagining the Ancient World
Tampa Museum of Art
Sep, 2015 Space Age
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Pantin
Aug, 2015 James Rosenquist: Tripartite Prints
The Heckscher Museum of Art
Jun, 2015 As We Never Imagined: 50 Years of Art Making
Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI)
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James Rosenquist has Exhibited at these venues:

RYAN LEE Art Basel
Katz Contemporary Tampa Museum of Art
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Pantin The Heckscher Museum of Art
Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI) Acquavella Galleries
Paul Kasmin Gallery - 10th Ave The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo Senior & Shopmaker Gallery
Pérez Art Museum Miami 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
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 Gallery Georgia Museum of Art
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 Street 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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