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Tube by James Rosenquist

Tube by James Rosenquist

Petersburg Press

Colour Lithograph


Edition Size: 75

Sheet Size: 31.5 x 31.5 cm

Reference: Constance W. Glenn Time Dust: James Rosenquist Complete Graphics 1962 - 1992, Rizzoli, New York 1993, no. 50.


Condition: Pristine

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Lithograph based on Rosenquist’s 1963 painting Tube. Printed on Hodgkinson handmade Wookey Hole paper. Signed by the artist and dated 1972 lower right; numbered 47/75 lower left.

Printed in the same scale as the original painting, Tube features a fragmented car door collaged over a large metallic circle. The gleaming chrome and automobile imagery is characteristic of Rosenquist’s work. Circles recur in the artist’s prints from the late 60s – he was interested in the “circles of confusion”, or the phenomenon of a camera lens being pointed directly at the sun.


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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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