Forehead I

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

Exhibition Label
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
Artists
Date
1968
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
33 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. (85.1 x 62.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Atelier Mourlot Ltd.

Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
1969.2.22
Palette
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