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Profile: James Rosenquist
Affiliated Movements: Contemporary Art. Pop  Art

Affiliated Artists:
Andy Warhol
Robert Rauschenberg
Roy Lichtenstein

 


* The placement of other artists in the same category is purely for didactic purposes - any number alternate criteria could result in a different choice. This list is chosen by suggesting other artists, mostly working at the same point in time and whose work might evoke similar questions in the viewer.

 

rosenquist - star thief
James Rosenquist, Star Thief, 1980

 

Born November 29, 1933,  James Rosenquist is an American painter anda prominent figure in the pop-art movement. Working as a billboard painter in the late 1950s, Rosenquist learned the painting skills that would be translated into large-scale paintings.  Although having little contact with Warhol and Lichtenstein during the 1960s, the critics labeled Rosenquist as a pop artist; his use of culturally recognizable imagery and advertising aesthetics influenced this opinion. Rosenquist typically combines discordant images to create a visual narrative. In addition to his paintings, Rosenquist has produced numerous drawings, collages and prints. His print ‘Time Dust’ (1992) is purportedly the largest print in the world, measuring 7 by 35 feet.

 

 


Process

James RosenquistStudy for President Elect - Collage. Courtesy of the Guggenheim Museum. James RosenquistPresident Elect - Final Work. Oil on Masonite
228 x 365,8 cm. Courtesy of the Guggenheim Museum.



 

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