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Forehead I

1968 James Rosenquist Born: Grand Forks, North Dakota 1933 Died: New York, New York 2017 color lithograph 33 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. (85.1 x 62.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Atelier Mourlot Ltd. 1969.2.22 Not currently on view


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James Rosenquist began his career designing eye-catching graphics for billboards and road signs. In his prints, Rosenquist continued to use an airbrush, a tool of the advertising trade, to give his forms a seamless look. In Forehead I noodles of canned spaghetti are paired with a young woman’s profile. These bits and pieces of popular media--- convenience foods and fashion models--- offer a glimpse into the booming advertising industry that shaped American tastes during the 1960s.


Pop Art Prints, 2014

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graphic arts - print

About James Rosenquist

Born: Grand Forks, North Dakota 1933 Died: New York, New York 2017

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