Pop artists integrated everyday objects in their works with an unrestrained energy. Rosenquist combined a car bonnet, records and a pillow in this 24 painted composition. Other Pop artists made 'assemblages' comprising only real objects.
Artist: James Rosenquist
(Grand Forks North Dakota 1933)
material/technique: acrylic on canvas and aluminum
type of object: painting
Dimensions: 214 x 108 cm
creditline: Aankoop met steun van Mondriaan Fonds, het Dura kunstfonds van de Vereniging Rembrandt, de Vereniging Rembrandt, mede dankzij het Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, gemeente Rotterdam en VSB Fonds / Purchase with funds of Mondriaan Fonds, the Dura kunstfonds of the Vereniging Rembrandt, the Vereniging Rembrandt, also thanks to the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, gemeente Rotterdam and VSB Fonds 2006
accession number: 3562 (MK)
about the maker
Grand Forks North Dakota 1933
After his art training, James Rosenquist earned his living by painting billboards. This appears to have been an important inspiration for his art. Rosenquist mainly produced large-sized paintings, in which the images were a collage derived from popular culture, such as advertising and pop music. Because of these works, Rosenquist is considered a key figure in the development of Pop Art in the sixties in the States. However, unlike other Pop Art artists, Rosenquist often shows political involvement in his works.