James Rosenquist 1933 - 2017

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James Rosenquist - Marilyn
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Moderne Kunst und Zeitgenössische Kunst - Day Sale
June 2024
Lempertz, Cologne
Est.: 5.000 - 7.000 EUR
Realised: 5.670 EUR
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James Rosenquist - Fahne für Berlin
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Moderne Kunst und Zeitgenössische Kunst - Day Sale
June 2024
Lempertz, Cologne
Est.: 5.000 - 7.000 EUR
Realised: 4.914 EUR
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James Rosenquist - Marilyn
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Prints & Multiples
June 2024
Bonhams, London (Online Auction)
Est.: 6.000 - 8.000 GBP
Realised: not available
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James Rosenquist - Hey! Let\'s go for a ride
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Prints & Multiples
June 2024
Bonhams, London (Online Auction)
Est.: 1.800 - 2.200 GBP
Realised: 1.792 GBP
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James Rosenquist - The Kabuki Blushes, from Secrets in Carnations (G. 206)
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Editions & Works on Paper
June 2024
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 2.000 - 3.000 USD
Realised: 2.540 USD
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James Rosenquist - Star Leg (S. 1974.33, G. 78)
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Editions & Works on Paper
June 2024
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 2.000 - 3.000 USD
Realised: not available
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James Rosenquist - The Stars and Stripes at the Speed of Light
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Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples
May 2024
Bonhams, New York
Est.: 3.000 - 5.000 USD
Realised: 6.400 USD
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James Rosenquist - The Serenade for the Doll after Claude Debussy, Gift Wrapped Doll #18
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Modern & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session
May 2024
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 100.000 - 150.000 USD
Realised: 114.300 USD
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James Rosenquist - \'Kabuki Blushes\'
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Contemporary Art & Design
April 2024
Bukowski, Stockholm
Est.: 25.000 - 30.000 SEK
Realised: 40.000 SEK
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James Rosenquist - \'To Infinity\'
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Contemporary Art & Design
April 2024
Bukowski, Stockholm
Est.: 50.000 - 60.000 SEK
Realised: not sold
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James Rosenquist - \'Where the Water Goes (monumental work)\'
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Contemporary Art & Design
April 2024
Bukowski, Stockholm
Est.: 80.000 - 100.000 SEK
Realised: not sold
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James Rosenquist - \'Welcome to the Water Planet III\'
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Contemporary Art & Design
April 2024
Bukowski, Stockholm
Est.: 6.000.000 - 8.000.000 SEK
Realised: not sold
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The artist James Rosenquist

  • US pop artist from the New York creative circle of the 1960s.
  • His oversized painting »F-111« made him world famous.
  • His work as a commercial artist inspired him to create Pop Art.

James Rosenquist was a representative of American Pop Art, best known for his large-scale, sometimes collage-like paintings. Born in 1933 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, he was able to attend the Minneapolis School of Art in 1948 thanks to a short-term scholarship. Four years later he completed his studies in Minnesota and finally in New York in 1956. He was able to do so thanks to a scholarship from the Art Students League. There he met important contemporaries such as Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Agnes Martin and Robert Rauschenberg.

Arriving in New York with his studies in his pocket, Rosenquist first worked as a commercial artist, an experience that was reflected in his artistic work. In typical Pop Art fashion, he used the imagery of advertising and mass media, arranging images from consumer culture, popular media, and various everyday objects into large-scale, vivid, or even surreal paintings. The artist achieved international fame with his most prominent work to date, F-111 (1964-65), a 59-panel, full-size depiction of an F-111 fighter plane. In the style of Pop Art, the military motif is juxtaposed with seemingly incongruous objects such as spaghetti, hair dryers, light bulbs, and even a mushroom cloud.

Rosenquist created it for his first solo exhibition at New York's Leo Castelli Gallery - three meters high and 26 meters wide, he had it custom-made to fit the four walls it spanned. He had researched photos and information about the fighter jet in advance to ensure a realistic depiction.

Like other followers of American Pop Art, Rosenquist fixated on everyday objects. In his paintings, some of the objects often appear disproportionate or torn, especially in relation to the other motifs he chose - he literally put detergent packaging or car trailers in a whole new light. In addition to paintings, his oeuvre includes a large number of prints, drawings, and collages.

His print Time Dust (1992), for example, is now considered the largest print in the world (2 by 11 meters). His first retrospective was held at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1972, and Rosenquist continued to produce large-scale commissions for museums and other exhibition venues well into his old age. He died in New York City in 2017 at the age of 83.

Der Künstler James Rosenquist

  • US-amerikanischer Pop-Art-Künstler aus dem New Yorker Schaffenskreis der 1960er Jahre.
  • Sein überdimensioniertes Gemälde »F-111« machte ihn weltberühmt.
  • Seine Arbeit als Werbegrafiker inspirierte ihn zur Pop-Art.

James Rosenquist war ein Vertreter der US-amerikanischen Pop-Art, der vor allem für seine großformatigen, teils collage-artigen Gemälde bekannt wurde. 1933 in Grand Forks in North Dakota geboren, konnte er 1948 dank eines Kurzzeitstipendiums die Minneapolis School of Art besuchen. Vier Jahre später schloss er ein Studium in Minnesota und 1956 schließlich in New York an. Möglich war ihm dies aufgrund eines Stipendiums für die Art Students League. Er lernte dort bedeutende Zeitgenossen wie Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Agnes Martin und Robert Rauschenberg kennen.

In New York angekommen und mit dem Studium in der Tasche arbeitete Rosenquist zunächst als Werbegrafiker – eine Erfahrung, die sich vor allem stilistisch in seinem künstlerischen Werk niederschlug. Pop-Art-typisch nutzte auch er die Bildsprache aus Werbung und Massenmedien: Er arrangierte Bilder aus der Konsumkultur, populären Medien und von verschiedenen Alltagsgegenständen zu großformatigen, lebendigen oder gar surrealen Gemälden.

Internationales Renommee erfuhr der Künstler durch sein bis heute prominentestes Werk: Das Gemälde F-111 (1964 – 65) zeigt ein Kampfflugzeug F-111 in Originalgröße, das sich über 59 Tafeln erstreckt. Zu dem militärischen Motiv gesellen sich in Pop-Art-Manier vermeintlich unstimmige Objekte wie Spaghetti, Haartrockner, Glühbirnen, aber auch ein Atompilz.

Rosenquist schuf es für seine erste Einzelausstellung in der New Yorker Leo Castelli Gallery – mit drei Metern Höhe und 26 Metern Breite hatte er es an die vier Wände, über die es sich erstreckte, maßgeschneidert. Für eine realitätsgetreue Darstellung hatte er vorab nach Fotos und Informationen zu dem Kampfjet recherchiert. 

Wie andere Anhänger US-amerikanischer Pop-Art fixierte sich auch Rosenquist auf Alltagsgegenstände. In seinen Bildern erscheinen einige der Objekte vor allem in Relation zu den übrigen Motiven, die er wählte, oft fehlproportioniert oder zerrissen – er rückte Reinigungsmittelverpackungen oder Autoanhänger so förmlich in ein ganz neues Licht.

Neben den Gemälden gehört auch eine Vielzahl von Drucken, Zeichnungen und Collagen zu seinem Œuvre. Seinen Druck Time Dust (1992) hält man heute etwa für den größten Druck der Welt (2 mal 11 Meter). Seine erste Retrospektive veranstaltete das Whitney Museum of American Art 1972. Rosenquist fertigte bis ins hohe Alter großformatige Auftragskunst für Museen und andere Ausstellungshäuser. Er starb 2017 im Alter von 83 Jahren in New York City.

James Rosenquist - Tide (2nd State) (G. 171A)
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Editions & Works on Paper
April 2024
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 400 - 600 USD
Realised: 953 USD
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James Rosenquist - Sketch for Forest Ranger, from Ten from Leo Castelli
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Editions & Works on Paper
April 2024
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 800 - 1.200 USD
Realised: 953 USD
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James Rosenquist - Circles of Confusion (Without Light Bulb)
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Editions & Works on Paper
April 2024
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 500 - 700 USD
Realised: 1.207 USD
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James Rosenquist - F-111 (Leo Castelli Gallery)
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Editions & Works on Paper
April 2024
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 600 - 900 USD
Realised: 1.270 USD
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James Rosenquist - Paper Clip (G. 71)
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Editions & Works on Paper
April 2024
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 3.000 - 4.000 USD
Realised: 4.826 USD
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James Rosenquist - Drawing #7 for Heart Time Flowers
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Editions & Works on Paper
April 2024
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 6.000 - 9.000 USD
Realised: 7.620 USD
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James Rosenquist - Crosshatch and Mutations, from Secrets in Carnations
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Contemporary Edition: New York
March 2024
Christies, New York
Est.: 8.000 - 12.000 USD
Realised: 7.560 USD
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James Rosenquist - Sister Shrieks, from: Secrets in Carnations
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Prints and Multiples
March 2024
Christies, London (Online Auction)
Est.: 4.000 - 6.000 GBP
Realised: 8.190 GBP
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James Rosenquist - West, North, East, from: F-111
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Prints and Multiples
March 2024
Christies, London (Online Auction)
Est.: 10.000 - 15.000 GBP
Realised: 6.300 GBP
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James Rosenquist - Untitled
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New Now
March 2024
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 60.000 - 80.000 USD
Realised: 63.500 USD
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James Rosenquist - The Serenade for the Doll after Claude Dubussy, Gift Wrapped Doll #4
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Post-War to Present
March 2024
Christies, New York
Est.: 120.000 - 180.000 USD
Realised: not available
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James Rosenquist - Time Lines
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Works from the James Rosenquist Estate
February 2024
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 2.000 - 3.000 USD
Realised: 7.938 USD
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