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Sightseeing by James Rosenquist

Petersburg Press



Edition Size: 75

Sheet Size: 30.9 x 37 inches

Reference: Constance W. Glenn Time Dust: James Rosenquist Complete Graphics 1962 - 1992, Rizzoli, New York 1993, no 56


Condition: Good

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Sightseeing is one of a group of ten prints which the artist made at Petersburg Press in 1972, each based on one of his paintings. Rosenquist’s Sightseeing 1962 oil painting on canvas, glass, and walnut is now in the St. Louis Art Museum. This print’ abstract composition features a cropped view of the words SIGHT SEEING, in bold all-capital lettering, against a background of silver and textured grey. Pink roses fill the top line of text. A frame outlines the glossy, screen printed area where the double E is defined sharply in bright orange, with a burst of thin lines in the pattern of broken glass.

Sight-Seeing, 1972.
8 color lithograph/screenprint printed on German Etching paper
30.9 x 37 in. / 78.4 x 94.0 cm
Edition: 75. Proofs: 20 AP, 1 BAT, 5 Workshop, 3 TP, 8CS, 6 HCs
This impression marked 3/7 color trial lower left in pencil
Signed in pencil lower right
Printer: Maurice Sanchez. Published by Petersburg Press.

Catalogue reference: Constance W. Glenn Time Dust: James Rosenquist Complete Graphics 1962 – 1992, Rizzoli, New York 1993, no 56

Condition: Impression is vibrant. Paper in good condition with light wear commensurate w/ age. Tiny repaired perforation on the verso as photographed.


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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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