James Rosenquist, Miles II, 1975-1977
|Artist:||James Rosenquist (1933 - 2017)|
|Title:||Miles II, 1975-1977|
|Medium:||Screenprint in colors on Arches paper|
|Image:||30 in × 22 1/4 in (76.2 cm × 56.5 cm)|
|Sheet:||30 in × 22 1/4 in (76.2 cm × 56.5 cm)|
|Edition:||This work is numbered from the edition of 25 in pencil on the lower left 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 Miles II, 1975-1977 is a chaotic work that embraces Rosenquist’s oeuvre of surrealist works, in which fragmented imagery borrowed predominantly from advertisements and mass media are juxtaposed to evoke powerful visuals of the artists social, political, and cultural concerns. Covered in a range of bright, vivid hues, Miles II captures the eye as the colors burst off the page, hints of red, pink, yellow, green, and orange that make wavy, parallel lines in the background. Small areas of negative space have been left within the lines of color, clever screnprinting to create texture and depth in an overtly busy work. A US minted coin is fragmented and colored in blue, with numbers and words semi-legible that read, “IN GOD| 9 | 7 | 6 | USD”, superimposed above the background in a way that curves your eye towards the center of the composition. A large, red horse with wings facing towards the left sits directly in the center, the outline in a thick white line that blends into the space and coalesces all the interesting, conjoining parts together.
Created between 1975 - 1977, Miles II is a screenprint in colors on Arches paper is hand-signed by James Rosenquist (North Dakota, 1933 – 2017) in pencil in the lower right margin. This work is numbered from the edition of 25 in pencil on the lower left margin.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
James Rosenquist Miles II, 1975-77 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).
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, James Rosenquist Miles II, 1975-77 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.