James Rosenquist, Morning Mirror, 1966
|Artist:||James Rosenquist (1933 - 2017)|
|Title:||Morning Mirror, 1966|
|Medium:||Lithograph in colors on BFK Rives paper|
|Image:||24 in x 20 in (61 cm x 50.8 cm)|
|Sheet:||24 in x 20 in (61 cm x 50.8 cm)|
|Framed:||29 3/4 in x 25 1/2 in (75.6 cm x 64.8 cm)|
|Edition:||This work is numbered from the edition of 28 in pencil in the lower middle margin.|
|Signature:||This work is hand-signed by James Rosenquist (North Dakota, 1933 – 2017 ) in pencil in the lower right margin.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
James Rosenquist Morning Mirror, 1966 is a mesmeric piece that captures your attention with the use of 3 colors; red, yellow, and grey. Front and center, in the middle of the composition, sits a framed quadrilateral form colored completely with red. Acting as a mirror, there are various shades and tones of red throughout the work, long rectangles that fizzle out act as light reflecting across a reflective surface, creating a variable of depth that is commonly seen in Rosenquist’s work. The border framing the mirror reflects off the corner joints, providing the illusion that this work was framed with a reflective moulding. Surrounding the mirror is an array of colors and varying line weights, with yellow and red irregular lines ebbing and flowing into unique, yet repetitive, patterns. Delicately placed throughout the sides are grey forms that resemble a sunburst cheerfully exploding. A drop shadow is highlighted on the bottom of the mirror’s frame, the prevailing sense of depth a quality that allows Rosenquist to work comfortably in a surreal space.
Created in 1966, this lithograph in colors on BFK Rives paper is work is hand-signed by James Rosenquist (North Dakota, 1933 – 2017) in pencil in the lower right margin and is numbered from the edition of 28 in pencil in the lower middle margin.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
James Rosenquist Morning Mirror, 1966 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).
1. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, James Rosenquist Morning Mirror, 1966 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.