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James Rosenquist    (American, 1933)

 James Rosenquist - High Technology and Mysticism: A Meeting Point (Prints and Multiples) h: 34 x w: 33 in / h: 86.4 x w: 83.8 cm
James Rosenquist
High Technology and Mysticism: A Meeting Point 1981
 James Rosenquist - More Points on a Bachelor’s Tie (Works on Paper (Drawings, Watercolors etc.)) h: 22 x w: 40 in / h: 55.9 x w: 101.6 cm
James Rosenquist
More Points on a Bachelor’s Tie 1977
 James Rosenquist - Wall Street Journal, Dinner Triangles (Works on Paper (Drawings, Watercolors etc.)) h: 23 x w: 40 in / h: 58.4 x w: 101.6 cm
James Rosenquist
Wall Street Journal, Dinner Triangles 1977

1933 Born November 29 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Parents Louis and Ruth Rosenquist of Swedish descent. Family settles in Minneapolis in 1942
1948 Won junior high school scholarship to study art at the Minneapolis School of Art
1952 - 1954 Attended the University of Minneapolis and studied with Cameron Booth. Visited The Art Institute of Chicago to study old masters and 19th century paintings. Painted storage bins, grain elevators, and gasoline tanks during the summer. Works for General Outdoor Advertising, Minneapolis and painted commercial billboards
1955 Received scholarship to the Art Students League, New York: studies with Morris Kantor, George Grosz and Edwin Dickinson
1957 - 1959 Became a member of the International Sign, Pictorial and Display Union, local 230. Employed by A.H. Villerpigue, Inc., General Outdoor Advertising, Brooklyn, and Artkraft Strauss Sign Corporation. Painted billboards in the Times Square area and other parts of New York
1960 Quit working for Artkraft Strauss Sign Corporation. rents a loft at 3- Coenties Slip; neighbours include painters Jack Youngerman, Ellsworth Kelly, and Robert Indiana
1961 Painted ’Zone’ (1961), first studio painting to employ commercial techniques
1963 Commissioned by Philip Johnson to paint mural for the New York World’s Fair, New York State Pavilion. exhibits in ‘Americans 1963’ at the Museum of Modern Art in the ’Six painters and the object’ at the Solomon R Guggenheim museum
1967 Moved to Long Island
1975 Lobbied in Washington, D.C. with Marion Javits and Robert Rauschenberg for a law to allow artists to get a 15% royalty after the art work has been resold
1976 Built a house and studio with Gilbert Flores, architect, in Aripeka, FL
1977 Purchased building on Chamber Street, NY. In Florida, painted a number of 15 feet paintings for Leo Castelli
1978 Appointed to six-year term as member of the National Council on the Arts, Washington, D.C.
1980 Painted ‘Star Thief’, 17’ x 46’
1986 F-111 is sold at Sotheby’s for $2.09 million for the estate of Robert C. Scull
1987 Nominated into the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York
1988 Received Golden Plate Award from the American Academy of Achievement, Nashville, Tennessee. Exhibits ‘Through the Eye of the Needle to the Anvil’ (1988), 17’ x 46’, at Leo Castelli gallery, New York
1998 Completed ceiling mural for the Palais de Chaillot in Paris for the 50th anniversary signing of the Rights of Man by Eleanor Roosevelt
Lives and works in Aripeka, Florida, USA

2013 Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection - Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art - Acquavella Galleries, Inc., New York City, NY
2012 James Rosenquist: F-111 - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
James Rosenquist - Greenfield Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2010 The Hole In The Middle Of Time And The Hole In The Wallpaper - Acquavella Galleries, Inc., New York City, NY
2009 Jacobson Howard Gallery, New York, NY
Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, NY
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY
Armand Bartos Fine Art, New York, NY
Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Acquavella Galleries, Art Basel 2009, Basel, Switzerland
2008 Pop and Op, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
Modern Prints - Klassische Moderne bis Pop Art, Galerie Proarta, Zurich, Switzerland
J. Rosenquist, D. LaChapelle, S. Levine, P.Taaffe: REVERB, Jablonka Galerie, Berlin, Germany
James Rosenquist: The Hole in the Center of Time, Jablonka Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2007 When Art Worlds Colldie - The 60's, Woodward Gallery, New York, NY
James Rosenquist: Time Blades, Acquavella Galleries, New York, NY (solo)
James Rosenquist: The Speed of Light and Beyond, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT (solo)
2006 Works on Paper, Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL
James Rosenquist, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL (solo)
2005 James Rosenquist: Monochromes, Acquavella Contemporary Art, Inc., New York, NY (solo)
2004 James Rosenquist: Welcome to the Water Planet, Galerie ArtPoint der Ferratec AG, Rudolfstetten, Switzerland (solo)
A Retrospective The Menil Collection and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX (Moving to the Soloman R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and Guggenheim, Bilbao)
James Rosenquist: Recent Paintings’at Robert McClain Gallery, Houston, TX
American Pop Icons at the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum at the Venetian, Las Vegas, NV
James Rosenquist Collages Opening exhibition at Jacobson Howard, New York, NY
2003 James Rosenquist: Selected Works on Paper, Leo Castelli, New York, NY (solo)
2001 James Rosenquist: The Stowaway Peers Out at the Speed of Light, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2000 James Rosenquist: Paintings/James Rosenquist: Selects Dali at the Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, FL
1999 One Man exhibition entitled Meteors: New Paintings at Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO (solo)
The Swimmer in the Econo-mist was shown at the opening exhibition of the Massachusetts Guggenheim Museum of Contemporary Art
1998 The Summer in the Econo-mist is exhibited at the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, Germany
New Paintings, After Berlin shown at Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY
1997 Singapore shown at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris, France
New works exhibited at Wetterling Teo Gallery in Singapore
James Rosenquist: Three Large Paintings, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France (solo)
The Graphics of James Rosenquist, Center for Contemporary Graphic Art and Tyler Graphics (solo)
1996 Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris, France and Salzburg, Austria and a Feigen Incorporated in Chicago, IL (solo)
James Rosenquist: 4 E 77 St 1970 Revisited and New Paper Constructions from Gemini G.E.L., Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1995 PYO Gallery in Seoul, South Korea and Civico Museo Revoltella in Trieste, Italy (solo)
1994 Commemorates 30 years with Leo Castelli Gallery with the exhibition ‘The Big paintings, Thirty Years’
Wetterling Teo Gallery, Singapore (solo)
1993 Recent painting exhibitions at Leo Castelli Gallery, New York and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Salzburg, Austria
Gift Wrapped Doll paintings exhibited at Feigen Incorporated, Chicago, IL
The Complete Graphics: 1962—1992, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
The Serenade for the Doll after Claude Debussy or Gift Wrapped Dolls, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1992 The Early Picture 1961-64 exhibited at Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
1991 Retrospective exhibition at the Central Hall of Artists, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow and at IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia, Spain
1988 Exhibits Through the Eye of the Needle to the Anvil (1988), 17’ x 46’, at Leo Castelli gallery, New York, NY
1984 James Rosenquist and Maurice Sanchez: Artist and Printer, A Decade of Collaboration 1972—82, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
1983 House of Fire, Castelli-Feigen-Corcoran Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1983 Exhibits Four New Clear Women (1982), 17’ x 24’, for the Four Seasons Restaurant, New York, NY
Exhibits Star Thief at Centre for the Fine Arts, Miami, FL
1981 Exhibits Star Thief in one-man exhibition at Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1979 James Rosenquist, Galerie Ileana Sonnabend, Paris, France (solo)
1977 Nine Large Drawings, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia (solo)
1975 Rosenquist: Drawings, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Selected Public Collections:
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain, Nice, France
Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Tate Gallery, London, UK
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
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