Artist: James Rosenquist American (1933-2017)
Original lithograph on white wove paper
From the One Cent Life Portfolio
From edition of 2000
Printed by Maurice Beaudet, Paris, 1964
Published by E.W. Kornfield, Bern, Switzerland
Signed in the plate lower right
unnumbered as issued
Poem upper left by Wallasse Ting (1929-2010)
"Happily and long into the night"
Unobtrusive center vertical fold as issued
Shipped boxed flat via FedEx
Certificate of Authenticity.
Image Size: 22 3/4 in x 15 1/4 in 55.2 cm x 38.7 cm
Sheet Size: 23 in x 16 1/8 in 58.4 cm x 40.9 cm
"Painting is probably much more exciting than advertising so why shouldn't it be done with that power and gusto, with that impact." James Rosenquist
James Rosenquist is one of the most influential artists within the Pop art genre. From the late 1950s, he was instrumental, together with Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, in establishing Pop art as a movement, perceptibly altering the concept of visual art. Among much else, Rosenquist is known for his monumental formats which he embarked on in the 1950s and 60s. His inspiration came from his job as a billboard painter. (jamesrosenquiststudio.com)
Colossal collage paintings
"Like other Pop artists, Rosenquist is fascinated by commercial and everyday images. He also understands the power of advertising's use of "things larger than life"—he once painted billboards for a living—and even in early abstractions he borrowed the exaggeratedly cheerful palette of the giant signs. His next step was to explore the artistic potential of the billboard's scale and photographic style." (moma.org)
Portfolio Cover by Lichtenstein
One Cent Life Portfolio
The 1964 One Cent Life Portfolio was written by Walasse Ting, edited by Sam Francis, and published by E.W. Kornfeld. This ambitious project of loose limited edition color lithographs, beautifully incorporates American Pop and European Expressionism.
The complete portfolio includes 62 original lithographs by Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, Enrico Baj, Alan Davie, Jim Dine, Sam Francis, Robert Indiana, Asger Jorn, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Mitchell, Claes Oldenburg, Mel Ramos, Robert Rauschenberg, Jean-Paul Riopelle, James Rosenquist, Antonio Saura, Bram Van Velde, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann and other American and European POP artists.
"It very quickly became the manifesto of a new generation of painters and the expression of the new pictorial research that they were engaged in….” (Gemini Fine Books & Arts, Ltd.)