James Rosenquist’s ‘fragments of reality’ ring alarm bells
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Wallpaper – Starting out as a billboard painter, pop art protagonist James Rosenquist has never downsized. Like an elephant in a room, his eerie monumental works inspired by advertising aesthetics denounce the colossal absurdity of society’s rapacious consumerism. His instantly recognisable, hyperrealist mixed media works (painting and collage) juxtapose images of contemporary events to evoke an unsettling, hard-hitting contemporary reality. This exploration of reality is traced in ‘Four Decades, 1970–2010’.  read more


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