James Rosenquist

Circles of Confusion,
from 11 Pop Artists I (Glenn 10)

In 1965, the legendary 11 Pop Artists portfolio's including Lichtenstein and Warhol were published simultaneously in three volumes for an exhibition Pop and Op, which toured the United Sates from 1965 to 1967. Lichtenstein has said that he "thinks his 11 Pop Artists prints were his first true "Pop" prints, the first ones that were really done as prints." These images that Lichtenstein created for the portfolios including Sweet Dreams Baby or aka the "Pow" print, cemented his place in Pop Art and were themes that he continued to explore throughout his career. Signed in pencil, numbered XLIX (one of 50 artist's proofs, the edition was 200), published by Original Editions, New York. This particular work of art is in the MOMA Collection.

Screen print in colours
61 x 50.8cm
of 200

(Born North Dakota. 1933) James Rosenquist is an American painter and lithographer and is considered one of the most important American artists of our time. Rosenquist studied Art the University of Minnesota 1953, then at the Art Students League, New York, 1955-6. He supported himself for several years by working as a sign painter including days perched on scaffolding above Times Square. Since 1962, he has used extraneous materials such as plastic sheets, mirrors, Perspex and neon and electric light. The artist lives in New York and in Tampa, Florida.


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