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James Rosenquist Art

American, 1933-2017
American, 1933-2017

Although he insisted that he and his fellow Pop artists developed their art-making styles independently, American painter James Rosenquist belonged at the table with Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.

Known for his distinctive use of visual montage, Rosenquist produced large, vibrantly colored tableaux marked by fragmentation and overlap. He often employed familiar motifs and objects drawn from popular contemporary culture — hot dogs, lipstick tubes, American flags — which he manipulated to form disorienting compositions whose constituent elements are nearly unrecognizable.

Born in North Dakota to Swedish parents, Rosenquist was encouraged to pursue painting by his mother, who was also an artist. He studied painting for two years at the University of Minnesota, but dropped out at the age of 21 to attend the Art Students League in New York on a scholarship. A job as a billboard painter in the late 1950s set him up to pursue his signature style, which borrowed its bold graphics and remixed kitschy aesthetic from the visual vocabulary of advertising. Works like Flamingo Capsule (1983) embody his trademark visual dissonance, drawing cigarette-ad motifs into conversation with stripes from the American flag and aluminum foil wrappers.

In addition to enormous paintings, Rosenquist created drawings, prints and collages. The 2011 lithograph The Memory Continues but the Clock Disappears is a montage of melting clocks and confetti, all submerged in a pool of water. While wryly hinting at the inevitability of decay and deterioration — suggesting that life is a ticking clock — the composition also alludes to Salvador Dalí's signature motif, the defining symbol of Surrealism. Such compositions demonstrate how Rosenquist masterfully combined seemingly incongruous elements into a harmonious and poetic whole.

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Artist: James Rosenquist
Black Star (Orange 2nd State)
By James Rosenquist
Located in Washington, DC
James Rosenquist Black Star (Orange 2nd State) Artist: James Rosenquist Medium: Etching with pochoir Title: Black Star (Orange 2nd State) Year: 1978 Edition: 71/78 Sheet Size: 36" × ...
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1970s James Rosenquist Art

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Etching

A Free For All (from "An American Portrait, 1776 - 1976")
By James Rosenquist
Located in Saugatuck, MI
James Rosenquist hand-signed and numbered lithograph on Rives BFK paper. Signed lower right.
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1970s James Rosenquist Art

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Lithograph

Marco Polo Returns, State II (Glenn 152), James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: James Rosenquist (1933-2017) Title: Marco Polo Returns, State II (Glenn 152) Year: 1978 Medium: Etching and pochoir on Pescia Italia paper Edition: 78, plus proofs Size: 22.7...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Vintage Rosenquist Exhibition Poster - 1970
By James Rosenquist
Located in Roma, IT
Rosenquist Exhibition Poster is an original contemporary artwork realized in 1970. Offset poster realized in occasion of the James Rosenquist exhibition held in 1970 in Leo Castelli...
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1970s Abstract James Rosenquist Art

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Lithograph, Offset

Spring Cheer, State II (Glenn 129), James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: James Rosenquist (1933-2017) Title: Spring Cheer, State II (Glenn 129) Year: 1978 Medium: Etching & Aquatint on Pescia Italia paper Edition: 78, plus proofs Size: 22.75 x 40 ...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Vanity Unfair for Gordon Matta Clark
By James Rosenquist
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A painting by James Rosenquist. "Vanity Unfair for Gordon Matta Clark" is an abstract, acrylic on canvas in two parts, with wire attachment, depicting abstracted forks, a scissors an...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Wire

Rouge Pad (State 2), Limited Edition Etching & Aquatint, James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
JAMES ROSENQUIST (1933-2017) A leader and highly recognized pop artist, Rosenquist used the techniques in his work that he learned as a commercial billboard painter. This was perfect...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Rouge Pad, James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in New York, NY
Created by James Rosenquist in 1978 as an etching, aquatint and pochoir measuring 22 ½ x  40 in. (57.2 x 101.6 cm), unframed, Rouge Pad is hand-signed, titled, dated and numbered in ...
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20th Century James Rosenquist Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Rouge Pad, State II (Glenn 134), James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: James Rosenquist (1933-2017) Title: Rouge Pad, State II (Glenn 134) Year: 1978 Medium: Color aquatint, embossing and pochoir on Pescia Italia paper Edition: 78, plus proofs ...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Carousel (State 2), Limited Edition Etching & Aquatint, James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
JAMES ROSENQUIST (1933-2017) A leader and highly recognized pop artist, Rosenquist used the techniques in his work that he learned as a commercial billboard painter. This was perfect...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Aquatint

Television or the Cat's Cradle Supports Electronic Picture
By James Rosenquist
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A painting by James Rosenquist. "Television or the Cat's Cradle Supports Electronic Picture" is a Pop-Art painting, acrylic on canvas over panel in a palette of blacks, pinks, and bl...
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Late 20th Century Post-War James Rosenquist Art

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Panel, Canvas, Acrylic

Brighter than the Sun, James Rosenquist: colorful abstract pop art rainbow
By James Rosenquist
Located in New York, NY
This vibrant red, blue, orange and yellow lithograph is based on the 1961 Rosenquist oil painting Brighter than the Sun (private collection), with fragmented images from advertising,...
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Late 20th Century Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Lithograph

An Intrinsic Existence - Original lithograph
By James Rosenquist
Located in Paris, FR
James Rosenquist An Intrinsic Existence, 1975 Original lithograph (Printed in Mourlot workshop) Unsigned On vellum 31 x 24 cm Edited by San Lazarro, 1975 Excellent condition
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1970s American Modern James Rosenquist Art

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Lithograph

Star Proctor (State 2), Limited Edition Etching & Aquatint, James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
JAMES ROSENQUIST (1933-2017) A leader and highly recognized pop artist, Rosenquist used the techniques in his work that he learned as a commercial billboard painter. This was perfect...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Aquatint

F-111
By James Rosenquist
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Signed and dated in pencil lower left (signed examples are very rare) Published by Leo Castelli Gallery Edition: Unknown Provenance: Ileana Sonnabend, Parisian Art Dealer and wif...
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1960s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Lithograph

Oxy, from One Cent Life
By James Rosenquist
Located in Austin, TX
Artist: James Rosenquist Title: Oxy, from One Cent Life Year: 1964 Signed in plate lower right: Jim Rosenquist Dimensions: 16.5 x 23" Original lithograph on white wove paper. Printe...
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1960s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Lithograph

Pale Lamps
By James Rosenquist
Located in New York, NY
A superb impression of this color aquatint, etching and pochoir on Pescia Italia white wove paper. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 68/78 in pencil by Rosenquist. Printed by Flatst...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Color, Etching, Aquatint

Israel Flag at the Speed of Light, Pop Art Print by James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: James Rosenquist Title: Israel Flag at the Speed of Light Year: 2006 Medium: Lithograph, Signed and numbered in Pencil Edition: 50 Size: 33.5 x 22 in. (85.09 x 55.88 cm) Flo...
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Early 2000s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Lithograph

Hot Lake, State II (Glenn 148), James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: James Rosenquist (1933-2017) Title: Hot Lake, State II (Glenn 148) Year: 1978 Medium: Etching and aquatint with pochoir in colors on Pescia Italia paper Edition: 78, plus pro...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Etching, Aquatint

James Rosenquist 'Star Proctor' Signed, Limited Edition Print
By James Rosenquist
Located in San Rafael, CA
James Rosenquist (1933-2017) Star Proctor, 1978 Etching and aquatint in colors with embossment and hand embellishment on Pescia Italia paper Edition 11/78 Signed, numbered, dated, an...
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1970s Abstract James Rosenquist Art

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Etching, Lithograph

Hot Lake (State 2), Limited Edition Etching & Aquatint, James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
JAMES ROSENQUIST (1933- 2017) A leader and highly recognized pop artist, Rosenquist used the techniques in his work that he learned as a commercial billboard painter. This was perfec...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Etching, Aquatint

The Flame Still Dances on Leo's Book (From Leo Castelli 90th Birthday Portfolio)
By James Rosenquist
Located in Saugatuck, MI
James Rosenquist "The Flame Still Dances on Leo's Book" is a hand-signed and numbered lithograph printed in 1997 in honor of Leo Castelli's 90th birthday. The work is floated in a si...
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1990s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Lithograph

James Rosenquist, "Star Leg" (1st State), a two color etching on paper
By James Rosenquist
Located in Glenview, IL
"Star Leg" is a two color etching with pochoir printed on Pesci Italia created by world renowned American pop artist James Rosenquist (1933 - 2017). The abstract artwork is a geometr...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Etching

My Mind Is a Glass of Water (Glenn 58), Ltd Ed Lithograph, James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
JAMES ROSENQUIST (1933-2017) A leader and highly recognized pop artist, Rosenquist used the techniques in his work that he learned as a commercial billboard painter. This was perfect...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Screen

Miles, Limited Edition Silkscreen, James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
JAMES ROSENQUIST (1933-2017) A leader and highly recognized pop artist, Rosenquist used the techniques in his work that he learned as a commercial billboard painter. This was perfect...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Screen

Marco Polo Returns (State 2), Limited Edition Etching & Aquatint, J. Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
JAMES ROSENQUIST (1933-2017) A leader and highly recognized pop artist, Rosenquist used the techniques in his work that he learned as a commercial billboard painter. This was perfect...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Aquatint

"Rogue Pad" Original Etching by James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in Hinsdale, IL
James Rosenquist (1933-2017) "Rouge Pad" One color etching, aquatint and embossing with hand-coloring on wove paper, 2nd state, 1978 Sheet size: 22-3/4 x 40 inches (57.8 x 101...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist James Rosenquist Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Louis Vuitton Silk Scarf
By James Rosenquist
Located in New York, NY
Signed on the fabric with artist's printed signature lower right and printed Louis Vuitton brand name and Louis Vuitton 100% silk care tag This limited edition vintage, 100% Italian ...
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1980s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Silk, Screen

"Pyramid Between Two Dry Lakes," Pop Art Etching & Aquatint by James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Pyramid Between Two Dry Lakes" is an original etching and aquatint by James Rosenquist. The artist signed the piece lower right and wrote the title and edition number (56/78) in the...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Etching, Aquatint

SPOKES AND SPOKES: 2 STATE
By James Rosenquist
Located in Aventura, FL
Spokes (1977) and Spokes: 2 State (1978). Each hand signed, dated, numbered and titled by the artist. Both prints have matching editions. Etching and aquatint on Pescia Italia paper....
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Etching, Aquatint

"Wind and Lightening" by James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in Hinsdale, IL
James Rosenquist (1933-2017) "Wind and Lightning" Etching and aquatint, photo-etching with pochoir on Pescia Italia paper, 2nd state, 1978 Sheet size: 23 x 40 inches (58.4 x 101.6 ...
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1970s Abstract James Rosenquist Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Carousel, State II (Glenn 131A), James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: James Rosenquist (1933-2017) Title: Carousel, State II (Glenn 131A) Year: 1978 Medium: Etching & Aquatint on Pescia Italia paper Edition: 78, plus proofs Size: 22.75 x 40 inc...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Federal Spending
By James Rosenquist
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: James Rosenquist, American (1933 - 2017) Title: Federal Spending Year: 1978 Medium: Etching/Aquatint with Pochoir printed on Pescia Italia, signed and numbered in pencil Edit...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist James Rosenquist Art

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Etching, Intaglio

Coin Noir
By James Rosenquist
Located in New York, NY
A very good impression of this large color lithograph on white Arches cover paper. Signed and numbered 16/100 in pencil, and titled in pencil within the image. Printed by Styria Stud...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Lithograph, Color

Window Washer Glass House
By James Rosenquist
Located in North Adams, MA
James Rosenquist Window Washer Glass House, 51/78, 1978 Color intaglio and relief print with hand coloring 17.5 x 36 in.
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1970s Contemporary James Rosenquist Art

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Intaglio

Katonah Muse, James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: James Rosenquist (1933-2017) Title: Katonah Muse Year: 1993 Medium: Color offset lithograph on wove paper Edition: 100, plus proofs Size: 26.75 x 19.25 inches Condition: Exce...
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1990s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Lithograph, Offset

My Mind is a Glass of Water
By James Rosenquist
Located in New York, NY
A superb impression of this color lithograph. Printer's proof, aside from the edition of 125. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed "P. P. I" in pencil by Rosenquist. Printed by Peters...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Color, Lithograph

Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art 1968-1983
By James Rosenquist
Located in New York, NY
JAMES ROSENQUIST Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art 1968-1983 Offset Lithograph Poster on White Wove Paper Plate (printed) signature Unframed A great decorative poster from the ma...
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1980s Abstract James Rosenquist Art

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Offset

James Rosenquist Vintage Poster: Galleria del Milione 1972 full moon landscape
By James Rosenquist
Located in New York, NY
Silhouetted by the night sky, a brimmed hat perches on its stand, hovering above red-speckled ground like an aircraft. The moon shines bright white, and subtle clouds gather at the h...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Offset

Miles, from ‘America: The Third Century’ (Glenn 88), James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: James Rosenquist (1933-2017) Title: Miles, from ‘America: The Third Century’ (Glenn 88) Year: 1975 Medium: Color screenprint with pochoir on Arches paper Edition: 200, plus p...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Lithograph

Sightseeing (black pull) James Rosenquist text Pop Art in black and white
By James Rosenquist
Located in New York, NY
This abstract composition features a cropped view of the words SIGHT SEEING, in bold all-capital lettering. Roses fill the top line of text, and the bottom line of text in white is s...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Lithograph, Screen

Large American Pop Art Color Abstract Lithograph "Black Tie" James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in Surfside, FL
Black Tie, 1977 James Rosenquist, American, 1933–2017. Printed by Maurice Sanchez at Derrière L'Étoile Studios, Inc. Published by Sidney Singer Color lithograph on rolled white Arche...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Lithograph, Color

Vintage James Rosenquist poster MOCA Chicago 1972 neon yellow pink chrome
By James Rosenquist
Located in New York, NY
An inverted car, gleaming in chrome, speeds through sumptuous layers of pink, translucent yellow, and a veil of lacy, flower-like shapes. Across the top, the artist’s name is splashe...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Offset

Untitled
By James Rosenquist
Located in New York, NY
A bright and freshly colored lithograph on Rives BFK. This impression is one of 10 numbered artist's proofs, aside from the edition of 200. It is signed, dated, inscribed "AP" and nu...
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1980s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Color, Lithograph

Star Ladder (2nd State)
By James Rosenquist
Located in New York, NY
A very good impression of this color etching and aquatint on Pescia Italia white wove paper. Signed, dated, inscribed "2 state" and numbered 10/78 in pencil. Printed by Aripeka, Ltd....
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Color, Etching, Aquatint

Time Door Time D'or (Glen 218) 19/28
By James Rosenquist
Located in Austin, TX
Colored pressed paper pulp with lithographic collage on two sheets on TGL handmade paper, the collage elements on Rives BFK wove paper. Exhibition History: James Rosenquist: Welcome ...
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1980s Abstract Expressionist James Rosenquist Art

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Handmade Paper, Color, Lithograph

Black Tie
By James Rosenquist
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Black Tie, Color lithograph on Arches paper, pencil signed Artist Proof 15/20, edition of 100, published by Sidney Singer, New York, silver framed under Plexiglass. James Rosenquis...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist James Rosenquist Art

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Archival Paper, Lithograph

Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art 1968-1983
By James Rosenquist
Located in New York, NY
A great decorative poster from the major retrospective with cool icon of #5 by the legendary James Rosenquist. A fine vintage poster in excellent condition, never framed. Unsigned
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1980s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Offset

Star Leg, State I (Glenn 169), James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: James Rosenquist (1933-2017) Title: Star Leg, State II (Glenn 79) Year: 1978 Medium: Etching & Aquatint on Pescia Italia paper Edition: 78, plus proofs Size: 22.75 x 40 inche...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Somewhere to Light (16, Glenn)
By James Rosenquist
Located in New York, NY
Measurements: Framed 22.25 inches (horizontal) by 17.25 inches (vertical) Sheet 22 inches (horizontal) by 17 inches vertical "Somewhere to Light: Waco, Texas" was created by Pop...
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1960s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Screen

Star Proctor, State II (Glenn 130), James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: James Rosenquist (1933-2017) Title: Star Proctor, State II (Glenn 130) Year: 1978 Medium: Etching & Aquatint on Pescia Italia paper Edition: 78, plus proofs Size: 22.75 x 40 ...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Etching, Aquatint

"The Color of Mind and Muscle" by James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in Hinsdale, IL
James Rosenquist (1933-2017) "Color of Mind and Muscle" Screenprint in colors on wove paper, 1996 31-1/2 x 25-3/4 inches (80 x 65.4 cm) (sheet) A.P. 7/10 edition of 30 Signed, numb...
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1990s Abstract Expressionist James Rosenquist Art

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Screen

Federal Spending, State II (Glenn 146), James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: James Rosenquist (1933-2017) Title: Federal Spending, State II (Glenn 146) Year: 1978 Medium: Etching and aquatint with pochoir on Pescia Italia paper Edition: 78, plus proof...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Etching, Aquatint

"Ten Days" limited edition lithograph by James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in Hinsdale, IL
JAMES ROSENQUIST "Ten Days, from The New York Collection for Stockholm" Lithograph in colors on paper,1973 9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm) (sheet) Ed. 114/300 Signed, numbered, and d...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Lithograph

New York Says It, Pop Art Screenprint by James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: James Rosenquist Title: New York Says It from the New York New York Portfolio Year: 1983 Medium: Screenprint and Offset Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 250...
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1980s Contemporary James Rosenquist Art

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Screen

Pushbuttons
By James Rosenquist
Located in New York, NY
A very good impression of this color lithograph on Hodgkinson handmade Oatmeal paper. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 12/75 in pencil by Rosenquist. Printed and published by Peter...
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1970s Contemporary James Rosenquist Art

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Color, Lithograph

Echo Pale, From Mirrors of the Mind Portfolio, 1975
By James Rosenquist
Located in Brecon, Powys
James Rosenquist (American 1933-2017) Echo Pale, From Mirrors of the Mind Portfolio, 1975 signed and dated 'Rosenquist 1975' (lower right); titled and numbered 74/100 lithograph, un...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Lithograph

Gravity Feed, State II (Glenn 147), James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: James Rosenquist (1933-2017) Title: Gravity Feed, State II (Glenn 147) Year: 1978 Medium: Etching & Aquatint on Pescia Italia paper Edition: 78, plus proofs Size: 22.75 x 40 ...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Etching, Aquatint

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1stDibs offers a wide variety of authentic James Rosenquist art for sale. If you're looking for art to add a pop of color to a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of blue, pink, purple and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find art by James Rosenquist in aquatint, lithograph, etching and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 20th Century and is mostly associated with the Pop Art style. Not every interior allows for large James Rosenquist art, so small editions measuring 4.25 inches across are available. Customers interested in this artist might also find the work of Ed Ruscha, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $125 and tops out at $1,900,000 while the average work can sell for $3,567.

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