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Brighter than the Sun by James Rosenquist

Petersburg Press

Colour Lithograph


Edition Size: 60

Image Size: 19 x 29.2 inches

Sheet Size: 28 x 38 inches

Reference: Constance W. Glenn Time Dust: James Rosenquist Complete Graphics 1962 - 1992, Rizzoli, New York 1993, no. 57


Condition: Good

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Printed on German Copperplate paper measuring 28 x 38 in. / 71.1 x 96.5 cm, with an image size of 19 x 29.2 in. / 48.4 x 74.2 cm. Signed by the artist lower right in pencil; titled and numbered AP 11/20 lower left in pencil. There are four small pieces of tape on the back, which has produced five small darkened areas of the paper on the front, as photographed.

This vibrant red, blue, orange and yellow lithograph is based on the 1961 Rosenquist oil painting Brighter than the Sun (private collection), with fragmented images from advertising, painted in day glo colors.



The Artist

James Rosenquist

Born in 1933, American James Rosenquist was one of the instigators of the Pop Art movement. The movement represents the integration of popular culture into fine art, and as such, Rosenquist’s previous occupation as a billboard painter helped influence his art in this direction. The characteristics of Pop Art – bright colours, dynamic shapes and the use of recognisable slogans and images – are clearly represented in Rosenquist’s work. His painting ‘F-111’ is made up of many images centred around a plane and is the size of a room.

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