James Rosenquist (b. 1933) is known for his leadership in the American Pop Art movement. With bright Day-Glo colors and a sleek aesthetic, Rosenquist’s early work juxtaposes fragmented images derived from advertising to create enigmatic, thought-provoking narratives that foster a dialogue about consumer culture. Rosenquist has exhibited work in museums and institutions around the world including The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne; Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin; and the Guggenheim Museum, New York, among many others. His work is also included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin; The Detroit Institute of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Dallas Museum of Art; Guggenheim Bilbao; Iwaki City Art Museum, Japan; The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa and The Tate Modern, London.
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