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James Rosenquist : pop art, politics, and history in the 1960s
Lobel, Michael.
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x, 214 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
From the Publisher: 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.
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"Ahmanson Murphy fine arts imprint"--Preliminary page.
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Between the billboard and the studio -- Approaching history -- Rosenquist repaints history : the curious case of President elect -- Summer of '64 : the World's Fair and the limits of pop -- F-111 -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- List of illustrations -- Index.
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