Forehead I

  • James Rosenquist, Forehead I, 1968, color lithograph, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Atelier Mourlot Ltd., 1969.2.22

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
Title
Forehead I
Artist
Date
1968
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
33 1224 12 in. (85.162.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Atelier Mourlot Ltd.

Mediums Description
color lithograph
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
1969.2.22
Palette
Linked Open Data
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