James Rosenquist

James Rosenquist (1933-2017) attended the Minneapolis School of Art (1948) and studied at the University of Minnesota (1952-1954) before moving to New York, where he studied at the Art Students League and attended drawing classes organized by Jack Youngerman and Robert Indiana (1957-1958). Rosenquist supported himself for much of the 1950s by working as a billboard painter. This experience was instrumental to his artistic development, as smoothly painted, vibrantly colored, large-scale images of consumer items, movie stars, and random elements of popular culture became the subjects of his painting. In May of 1962 Rosenquist received a one-person exhibition at the Green Gallery and later that year was included in the New Realists show at the Sidney Janis Gallery. His work was exhibited internationally throughout the 1960s, and was included in the exhibition of pop art at Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum (1964), the Sao Paulo Biennale (1967), the Whitney Museum of American Art's Annual Exhibition (1967), and Documenta 4 (1968); in 1972 the Whitney Museum of American Art organized a survey of his paintings that traveled to the Walraf Richardtz in Cologne and MoCA in Chicago. In 1985 the Denver Art Museum presented a painting retrospective that traveled to Houston, Des Moines, Buffalo, Washington, DC and once again to the Whitney Museum.

Tatyana Grosman first saw Rosenquist's work at his 1962 Green Gallery exhibition, and with the help of Jasper Johns, brought him to ULAE, where he experimented with all forms of printmaking.


Time Lines, 2012
Framed lithograph in 8 colors with an etched hand-colored rotating mirror

To Infinity, 2012
Framed lithograph in 10 colors with an etched hand-colored rotating mirror


The Memory Continues but the Clock Disappears, 2011
Framed lithograph in 9 colors with an etched hand-colored rotating mirror


Light Catcher, 2005
Lithograph in 10 colors


Cabeza de Vaca - Sorcerer, 2003
Lithograph in 10 colors


The Stowaway Peers out at the Speed of Light, 2001
Lithograph in 22 colors


Hitchhiker-Speed of Light, 1999
Lithograph in 12 colors

Navigator-Speed of Light, 1999
Lithograph in 8 colors

Passenger-Speed of Light, 1999
Lithograph in 9 colors

Pilot-Speed of Light, 1999
Lithograph in 10 colors

Rider-Speed of Light, 1999
Lithograph in 14 colors

Sailor-Speed of Light, 1999
Lithograph in 12 colors

The Meteor Hits Picasso's Bed, 1999
Intaglio in 1 color with photogravure


The Persistence of Electrons in Space, 1987
Intaglio in 10 colors


Night Transitions, 1985
Lithograph in 12 colors


Electrical Nymphs on a Non-Objective Ground, 1984
Lithograph in 14 colors


Dog Descending a Staircase, 1982
Lithograph and intaglio


Chambers, 1980


Slip Stream, 1975
Intaglio collograph in 8 colors


Off the Continental Divide, 1974


15 Years Magnified Through a Drop of Water, 1973
Lithograph in 9 colors


Horse Blinders Flash Card, 1969
Lithograph in 4 colors


Horse Blinders, 1968
Lithograph in 6 colors


Expo 67 Mural - Firepole 33 x 17, 1967
Lithograph in 6 colors


Circles of Confusion I, 1966
Lithograph in 3 colors

Roll Down, 1966
Lithograph in 5 colors


Campaign, 1965
Lithograph in 4 colors

Dusting Off Roses, 1965
Lithograph in 4 colors

Spaghetti & Grass, 1965
Lithograph with air brush