James Rosenquist (1933-) is one of the key figures in America’s Pop Art movement. Rosenquist takes fragmented, oddly disproportionate images and combines and overlaps them on his canvases to create visual stories. Thus he makes the viewer consider even the most abstract and provocative ways. Through a complex layering of such motifs as Coca-Cola bottles, kitchen appliances, packaged foods, and women’s lipsticked mouths and manicured hands, Rosenquist’s large canvases and prints embody and comment on the dizzying omnipresence of the consumer world. Rosenquist’s paintings and prints are often made in unusual proportions and giant dimensions. “Brazil”, for example, is almost 25 feet long. One of his prints, “Time Dust” (1992), is thought to be the largest print in the world, measuring approximately 7 x 35 feet.
This fine art print was produced in an edition of 1000 prints. Original poster created for the opening at Leo Castelli on October 20th, 1990 of the show titled Pearls Before Swine, Flowers before Flames. Condition A: Mint