* The placement of other artists in the same category is purely for didactic purposes - any number alternate criteria could result in a different choice. This list is chosen by suggesting other artists, mostly working at the same point in time and whose work might evoke similar questions in the viewer.
James Rosenquist, Star Thief, 1980
Born November 29, 1933, James Rosenquist is an American painter anda prominent figure in the pop-art movement. Working as a billboard painter in the late 1950s, Rosenquist learned the painting skills that would be translated into large-scale paintings. Although having little contact with Warhol and Lichtenstein during the 1960s, the critics labeled Rosenquist as a pop artist; his use of culturally recognizable imagery and advertising aesthetics influenced this opinion. Rosenquist typically combines discordant images to create a visual narrative. In addition to his paintings, Rosenquist has produced numerous drawings, collages and prints. His print ‘Time Dust’ (1992) is purportedly the largest print in the world, measuring 7 by 35 feet.
Study for President Elect - Collage. Courtesy of the Guggenheim Museum.
President Elect - Final Work. Oil on Masonite
228 x 365,8 cm. Courtesy of the Guggenheim Museum.