Grand Forks, North Dakota 1933 - 2017 New York
James Rosenquist is a painter who, like other Pop Art artists, transfers the pictorial language of advertising and pop culture into the realm of art. On his canvases, he overlaps torn, apparently ill-proportioned individual images, combining them to create new stories. Familiar everyday objects are transformed, challenging the customary experience of seeing. Rosenquist’s first one-man show, which brought him considerable attention among the public and the press, was held at the Green Gallery in New York in 1962. It was followed by countless exhibitions all over the world, of which the retrospective exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York in 2003 was certainly the most important.