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"Triangle Skid (The Assassination of President Kennedy) 1975 36x74 Super Huge" by James Rosenquist - Well Priced Mixed Media
Triangle Skid (The Assassination of President Kennedy) 1975 36x74 Super Huge Original Painting by James Rosenquist
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James Rosenquist

"Triangle Skid (The Assassination of President Kennedy) 1975 36x74 Super Huge"

1975
  • Original Painting : Mixed Media Drawing, Watercolor And Collage on Paper

    Size : 36.2x74.8 in  |  92x190 cm
    Framed : 44.2x82.8 in  |  112x210 cm

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Hand Signed : Hand Signed Lower Right And Titled Lower Left
Condition : Excellent
Framed with Plexiglass : White Frame
Purchased from : Auction House 2016
Provenance / History : Bukowskis, 18 May 2016, Stockholm, Sweden, Contemporary, Lot number 237. Original One of a Kind
Story / Additional Info : Originally acquired from an American gallery in Tokyo in the 1970's.
The work describes the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas in 1963. To the left of the image is the tire imprint, the green track symbolizes the start of the car, the blue when the president is shot and the purple when he finally dies. . In the middle of the work we see a coin with Kennedy's portrait. At the far right, Rosenquist has positioned the rifle's site.
Certificate of Authenticity : Art Brokerage
LID : 115402
James Rosenquist - United States

James Rosenquist was an American Pop artist known for his monumental paintings and prints. Often appropriating commercial imagery, his montage-like works combined popular culture, Surrealism, and historical painting methods. “Much of the aesthetic of my work comes from doing commercial art,” the artist once said. “I painted pieces of bread, Arrow shirts, movie stars. It was very interesting. Before I came to New York I wanted to paint the Sistine Chapel. I thought this is where the school of mural painting exists.” In his politically charged multi-panel painting F-111 (1964–1965), the artist offered a visual critique of the Vietnam War, with a medley of mushroom clouds, advertising, and populist imagery. Born on November 29, 1933 in Grand Forks, ND, Rosenquist went on to attend the University of Minnesota, before studying at the Art Students League in New York under George Grosz, Morris Kantor, and Edwin Dickinson. The artist's early career as a commercial sign painter ended in 1960, after witnessing two coworkers fall to their deaths from a scaffold. Focused on his career, Rosenquist moved to a studio in Lower Manhattan, where he met other artists such as Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jack Youngerman. Transitioning away from cultural references into more abstract subject matter, he lived and worked between Aripeka, FL and New York, NY. Rosenquist died on March 31, 2017 in New York, NY. His works are held in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Tate Gallery in London. Listings wanted.

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