James Rosenquist 2nd State Etching and aquatint in colors 1978 Edition 34/78 22.75” x 39.5” Signed and numbered in graphite
James Rosenquist (1933 - 2017) was a seminal figure in the Pop Art movement. Like his contemporaries Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, Mr. Rosenquist developed a powerful graphic style in the early 1960s that traditionalists reviled and a broad public enthusiastically embraced.
Rosenquist started his career in New York as a sign painter by day and an abstract painter by night. In 1960 he would rent studio space in Lower Manhattan in the same building where Robert Indiana, Ellsworth Kelly and Jasper Johns had their own studios. His work would never be the same again.
He is probably best know for his painting titled “F-111”, an 86 foot long politically charged work from 1965 that is now in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His Pop Art masterpieces can now be found in museum collections across the globe.