James Rosenquist, Time Stream Nobel Prize, 1975
|Artist:||James Rosenquist (1933 - 2017)|
|Title:||Time Stream Nobel Prize, 1975|
|Medium:||Color lithograph and screenprint on Arches paper|
|Image:||30 1/8 in x 22 1/4 in (76.5 cm x 56.5 cm)|
|Sheet:||30 1/8 in x 22 1/4 in (76.5 cm x 56.5 cm)|
|Framed:||35 7/8 in x 28 in (91.1 cm x 71.1 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the lower left.|
|Signature:||This work is hand-signed by James Rosenquist (North Dakota, 1933 – 2017 ) in pencil in the lower right. Published by Prix a Nobel, Sweden.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
James Rosenquist Time Stream Nobel Prize, 1975 is an abstract figurative work created to ceremoniously celebrate the Nobel Prize through a kaleidoscopic canvas that shocks the eye. In honor of the Nobel Peace prize, Rosenquist created the symbol of an atom by blocking off sections during the screen printing process, allowing the negative space between colors to shine through. The background is a burst of color; orange, blue, yellow, green, and red all dominate the page, though not uniformly. Colors overlap and blend together and peel off the page to reveal the layer of negative space between the cracks. Four silver nails lay horizontally with the rivets facing to the left of the sheet, with a single nail deliberately placed perpendicular to the set. Through the early to mid-1970’s, nails became a semi recurring motif in Rosenquist's works in which he explored through source collages, prints, drawings, and paintings. In Time Dust, Rosenquist is quoted saying, “…the 1, 2, 3, 4 slash-diagonal are like a marking time. [The nails] are very much like circles of confusion. There’s the point of identity, but then it’s an ugly time reminder” (Glenn).
Created in 1975, this color lithograph and screenprint on Arches paper is hand-signed by James Rosenquist (North Dakota, 1933 – 2017) in pencil in the lower right. Numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the lower left.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
James Rosenquist Time Stream Nobel Prize, 1975 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. Glenn, Constance. Time Dust James Rosenquist: Complete Graphics: 1962-1992. Rizzoli, 1993. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 87.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, James Rosenquist Time Stream Nobel Prize, 1975 is presented in a complementary and optical grade Plexiglas.