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James Rosenquist Art

James Rosenquist (USA, 1933–2017)
James Rosenquist (USA, 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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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

Marilyn
By James Rosenquist
Located in New York, NY
1974 Lithograph in colors, on BFK wove paper Image: 905 x 695 mm; Sheet: 1060 x 750 mm Edition of 75 Signed, dated and titled in pencil, numbered Published by Petersburg Press, New Y...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Paper, Lithograph

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

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

Marilyn
By James Rosenquist
Located in New York, NY
1974 Lithograph in colors, on Rives BFK paper, with full margins I. 35 5/8 x 27 1/4 in. (90.5 x 69.2 cm) S. 41 5/8 x 29 5/8 in. (105.7 x 75.2 cm) Edition of 75 Signed, titled, dated ...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Paper, Lithograph

After Berlin V, by James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in New York, NY
In the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art, Rhode Island Institute of Design museum and the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art, this large scale lithograph by J...
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Late 20th Century James Rosenquist Art

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Lithograph

Vintage Disco James Rosenquist 1972 Whitney Museum poster, rainbow mirror planet
By James Rosenquist
Located in New York, NY
Vintage 1970s exhibition poster for James Rosenquist's 1972 retrospective at the Whitney Museum, New York. Positioned as planet Earth, a glittering disco ball reflects rainbow light ...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Lithograph

Tide, State Two, Hand-signed limited edition etching
By James Rosenquist
Located in New York, NY
James Rosenquist, (American, 1933-2017) Tide, State 2, 1978 Hand-signed Etching 23 × 39 in 58.4 × 99.1 cm 71/78
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1970s James Rosenquist Art

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Etching

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

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

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

Diver's Line (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 (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

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

Gravity Feed (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

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

Star Leg (State1), Limited Edition Etching & Aquatint, James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
JAMES ROSENQUIST (1933- ) 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 t...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Aquatint

Federal Spending (State 2), Limited Edition Etching & Aquatint, James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
JAMES ROSENQUIST (1933- ) 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 t...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Aquatint

Spring Cheer (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

"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

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

Star Leg (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

For Gene Swenson (State I)
By James Rosenquist
Located in Greenwich, CT
James Rosenquist For Gene Swenson (State I) 1978 hand-signed etching, aquatint with pochoir and mixed media image size: 22.75 x 40
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1970s Abstract James Rosenquist Art

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Etching

"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

Auto Tire, Dinner Triangle - Original lithograph by James Rosenquist - 1975
By James Rosenquist
Located in Roma, IT
Auto Tire, Dinner Triangle is an original print by the American artist and one of the fathers of Pop Art James Rosenquist (1933-2017 This color lithograph on paper, was edited by th...
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1970s Abstract James Rosenquist Art

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Lithograph

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

Sky Hole (from Welcome to the Water Planet)
By James Rosenquist
Located in Palm Desert, CA
A print by James Rosenquist. "Sky Hole (from Welcome to the Water Planet)" is an abstract print, color pressed paper pulp with lithographic collage executed in a bold palette of blue...
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Late 20th Century Abstract James Rosenquist Art

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Handmade Paper, Lithograph

Windscreen Horizon, James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in New York, NY
Created by James Rosenquist in 1978 as an etching, aquatint and pochoir, Windscreen Horizon is hand-signed, titled, dated and numbered by the artist in pencil, measuring 23 x 40 inch...
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20th Century Modern James Rosenquist Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Spring Cheer, James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in New York, NY
Created by James Rosenquist in 1978 as an etching, aquatint and pochoir measuring 23 x 40 in. (58 x 102 cm), unframed, Spring Cheer is hand-signed, titled, dated and numbered by the ...
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20th Century Modern James Rosenquist Art

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Etching, Aquatint

The Bird of Paradise Approaches the Hot Water Planet, from Welcome to the Water
By James Rosenquist
Located in Miami, FL
TECHNICAL INFORMATION James Rosenquist The Bird of Paradise Approaches the Hot Water Planet, from Welcome to the Water Planet Series 1989 Monumental 33-color pressed paper pulp work...
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1980s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Archival Paper, Handmade Paper, ABS, Lithograph, Mixed Media

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

Marco Polo Returns (State II)
By James Rosenquist
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: James Rosenquist (1933-2017) Title: Marco Polo Returns (State II) 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

"Flower Garden" original color lithograph by James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in Hinsdale, IL
JAMES ROSENQUIST (B. 1933) "Flower Garden" Lithograph in colors on Hodgkin handmade paper, 1972 22” x 28 5/8” (55.9 x 72.7 cm) (image) 30 ½” x 36 ¼” (77.5 x 92.1 cm) (sheet) Edi...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist James Rosenquist Art

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Lithograph

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

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

"Sunglass Lens - Landing Net - Triangle" by James Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in Hinsdale, IL
JAMES ROSENQUIST (B. 1933) Sunglass Lens-Landing Net-Triangle Original etching, 1974 Catalog #80 Sheet size: 19 1/2” x 35 1/4” Edition number 11 of 80 Signed, numbered, and date...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Etching

"Woman in the Sun" by James Rosenquist, 1991
By James Rosenquist
Located in Hinsdale, IL
JAMES ROSENQUIST (B. 1933) "Woman in the Sun" 15 color lithograph from aluminum plate on mould-made paper, white Rives BFK, 1991 Catalog #225 Sheet size: 33” x 42 ½” Edition nu...
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1990s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Lithograph

"Night Transitions" by James Rosenquist, 1985
By James Rosenquist
Located in Hinsdale, IL
JAMES ROSENQUIST (B. 1933) "Night Transitions" 12 color lithograph on Arches, 1985 Catalog #204 Sheet size: 47” x 30” Printers Proof 2/4 – full edition of 35, and 7 AP Signed, ...
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1980s Abstract James Rosenquist Art

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Lithograph

Auto Tire, Dinner Triangle - Original lithograph by James Rosenquist - 1975
By James Rosenquist
Located in Roma, IT
Auto Tire, Dinner Triangle is an original print by the American artist and one of the fathers of Pop Art James Rosenquist (1933-2017 This color lithograph on paper, was edited by th...
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1970s Abstract James Rosenquist Art

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Lithograph

Cliff Hanger
By James Rosenquist
Located in Long Island City, NY
A print by James Rosenquist from 1978. This print is multi-layered with different mediums including etching with aquatint, pochoir and paint. Artist: James Rosenquist, American (19...
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1970s Abstract Expressionist James Rosenquist Art

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Acrylic, Etching, Aquatint

Star Leg (2nd State)
By James Rosenquist
Located in San Francisco, CA
Artist: James Rosenquist (1933-2017) Title: Star Leg (2nd state) Year: 1979 Medium: 1 color etching Edition: 78, plus proofs Sheet Size: 22.75 x 40 inches Plate size: 17.75 x 35.5 in...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Paper, Etching

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

Heir Apparent, James Rosenquist lithograph in electric blue
By James Rosenquist
Located in New York, NY
This lithograph features a dramatically-lit, outstretched hand, swimming in electric, neon blue, with two soft white shapes below. The hand is a recurring motif in Pop art legend Ros...
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1960s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Lithograph

Flower Garden (color trial proof) James Rosenquist Pop Art in black and white
By James Rosenquist
Located in New York, NY
Based on Rosenquist’s 1961 grisaille oil painting Flower Garden, this work arranges a still life using an advertisement for gloves with part of an athlete’s torso. A number 1 can be ...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Lithograph, Screen

Symbols, Star Leg - Original Etching and Aquatint, Handsigned
By James Rosenquist
Located in Paris, FR
James ROSENQUIST Symbols, Star Leg, 1979 Original etching and aquatint Handsigned in pencil by the artist Numbered /78 On vellum 58 x 100 cm (c. 23 x 40 in) Excellent condition
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1970s American Modern James Rosenquist Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Sky
By James Rosenquist
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork titled "Sky" 1981 is an original color lithograph on Arches paper by renown American artist James Rosenquist, 1933-2017. It is hand signed, titled, dated and numbered P....
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Late 20th Century Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Lithograph

Fly
By James Rosenquist
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork titled "Fly" 1981 is an original color lithograph on Arches paper by renown American artist James Rosenquist, 1933-2017. It is hand signed, dated, titled and numbered P....
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Late 20th Century Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Lithograph

While the Earth Revolves at Night
By James Rosenquist
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: James Rosenquist, American (1933 - ) Title: While the Earth Revolves at Night Year: 1982 Medium: Etching with Aquatint, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 59 Image Size: ...
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1980s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Above
By James Rosenquist
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork titled "Above" 1981 is an original color lithograph on Arches paper by renown American artist James Rosenquist, 1933-2017. It is hand signed, dated, titled and numbered ...
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Late 20th Century Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Lithograph

A Pale Angel’s Halo, from: Reality and Paradoxes
By James Rosenquist
Located in London, GB
JAMES ROSENQUIST 1933-1917 Grand Forks, North Dakota 1933 – 1917 New York (American) Title: A Pale Angel’s Halo, from: Reality and Paradoxes, 1973 Technique: Original Hand Signed, ...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Lithograph

Tide
By James Rosenquist
Located in New York, NY
James Rosenquist, (American, 1933-2017) Tide, 1979 Hand-signed and dated Color etching and aquatint 45 x 91 cm. (17.7 x 35.8 in.) 28/78 Colors: White, Yellow, Red, Blue
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1970s Contemporary James Rosenquist Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Somewhere - Original Lithograph by James Rosenquist - 1981
By James Rosenquist
Located in Roma, IT
Somewhere is an original print realized by one of the fathers of Pop Art James Rosenquist in 1981. Color lithograph on Arches. Hand-signed, titled, dated and annoted 5/8 on the lowe...
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1980s Contemporary James Rosenquist Art

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Lithograph

Spinning Faces in Space - Original Handsigned Screen Print (93 copies)
By James Rosenquist
Located in Paris, FR
James ROSENQUIST Spinning Faces in Space, c. 1972 Original screen print Handsigned in pencil by the artist Numbered /93 copies On vellum 83.5 x 59.2 cm (c. 32.6 x 23.2 inch) Very ...
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1970s American Impressionist James Rosenquist Art

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Screen

Plume - Etching, Aquatint, Contemporary Art, Pop Art, Still Life, Rosenquist
By James Rosenquist
Located in London, GB
From 'Glass Wishes'. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. Numbered from the edition of 59. Printed and published by Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles.
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1980s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Etching, Aquatint

James Rosenquist 'Coin Noir 1977' Lithograph, 1977
By James Rosenquist
Located in New York, NY
Rosenquist's 1977 is a color lithograph and screenprint on rolled white Arches Cover paper. 'Coin Noir,' is French for "black corner," referring to the theoretical concept of the bla...
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1970s Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Archival Paper, Lithograph

The Memory Continues but the Clock Disappears
By James Rosenquist
Located in New York, NY
Lithograph in colors with etched, handcolored rotating mirror on wove paper mounted to a support in Artist's frame Publisher by ULAE, West Islip, NY Signed in pencil, titled, dated, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art James Rosenquist Art

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Mirror, Paint, Etching, Lithograph

Rosenquist, Certificate, the International Anthology of Contemporary Engraving
By James Rosenquist
Located in London, GB
Etching on paper, 1962/64, signed and numbered E.A. from the edition of 60, printed by Atelier Georges Leblanc, Paris, published by Galleria Schwarz, Milan, 25.2 x 19.2 cm. Variou...
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1960s Conceptual James Rosenquist Art

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Etching

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