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Exhibition Detail
Multiverse You Are, I Am
18 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075


September 10th, 2012 - October 13th, 2012
 
 "Multiverse You Are, I Am", James RosenquistJames Rosenquist,
"Multiverse You Are, I Am",
2012 , Oil on canvas , 132 x 120 inches
© Courtesy of the artist & Acquavella Galleries
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Acquavella Galleries is delighted to present Multiverse You Are, I Am, an exhibition of new work by celebrated Pop artist James Rosenquist. The exhibition will feature eleven paintings – two of which are monumental in scale – that reflect the artist’s continued interest in time and outer space. Known for his leadership in the American Pop Art movement, James Rosenquist began his career as a billboard painter in New York City. This experience inspired him to work on a large scale. With bright Day-Glo colors and a sleek aesthetic, Rosenquist’s early work juxtaposed fragmented images derived from advertising to create enigmatic, thought-provoking narratives that foster a dialogue about consumer culture. As a child Rosenquist witnessed the Northern lights, star showers and solar winds on the nighttime prairie in North Dakota that has had significant impact on his visual vocabulary. A new painting, Geometry of Fire, created in response to the artist’s studio being destroyed by a brushfire in 2009, will also be exhibited.


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