Happy 83rd birthday to James Rosenquist!
“Popular culture isn’t a freeze-frame; it is images zapping by in rapid-fire succession, which is why collage is such an effective way of representing contemporary life. The blur between images creates a kind of motion in the mind.”
Happy 83rd birthday to James Rosenquist! In his 86-foot-long F-111, Rosenquist depicts an F-111 plane flying through fragmented images of consumer products and references to war, addressing the connections between the Vietnam War, income taxes, consumerism, and advertising. F-111 is now on view.
[James Rosenquist. F-111. 1964-65. Oil on canvas with aluminum, twenty-three sections. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alex L. Hillman and Lillie P. Bliss Bequest (both by exchange). © 2016 James Rosenquist/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY]