Connaissance des Arts
Rosenquist Immersion at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne
[Translated to English]
Fifteen [years] after the retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Museum Ludwig in Cologne pays tribute to the work of the American painter James Rosenquist, pioneer of Pop Art, who died last March.
In 1965, the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York revealed F-111, a gigantic in situ installation created by James Rosenquist that would propel the artist to the international stage. Consisting of twenty-three panels of more than three meters high, this real painting of modern history resonates the improvement of the armament, the media and the advertising imagery to better denounce the American consumer society during the 1960s Preserved at MoMA, this major work is currently presented in the exhibition "James Rosenquist. Painting as immersion "at the Ludwig Museum in Cologne where she summarizes the main characteristics of the artist's work: a range of vivid colors majestically mastered, explosive proportions and an aesthetic fragment where the collage becomes a real rhetorical process...
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