James Rosenquist: Pop Art, Politics, and History in the 1960s

James Rosenquist: Pop Art, Politics, and History in the 1960s

by Michael Lobel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520267931

ISBN-13: 9780520267930

Pub. Date: 11/16/2010

Publisher: University of California Press

James Rosenquist's paintings, with their billboard-sized images of commercial subjects, are utterly emblematic of 1960s Pop Art. Their provocative imagery also touches on some of the major political and historical events of that turbulent decade - from the Kennedy assassination to the war in Vietnam. In the first full-length scholarly examination of Rosenquist's art…  See more details below

Overview

James Rosenquist's paintings, with their billboard-sized images of commercial subjects, are utterly emblematic of 1960s Pop Art. Their provocative imagery also touches on some of the major political and historical events of that turbulent decade - from the Kennedy assassination to the war in Vietnam. In the first full-length scholarly examination of Rosenquist's art from that period, Michael Lobel weaves together close visual analysis, a wealth of archival research, and a consideration of the social and historical contexts in which these paintings were produced to offer bold new readings of a body of work that helped redefine art in the 1960s. Bringing together a range of approaches, James Rosenquist provides a compelling perspective on the artist and on the burgeoning consumer culture of postwar America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520267930
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
11/16/2010
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Between the Billboard and the Studio 9

2 Approaching History 41

3 Rosenquist Repaints History: The Curious Case of President Elect 67

4 Summer of '64: The World's Fair and the Limits of Pop 97

5 F-111 123

Conclusion 155

Notes 161

Bibliography 193

List of Illustrations 203

Index 207

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