James Rosenquist Limited Edition Photogravure and Etching on Paper "Certificate"
A limited edition photogravure and etching on paper titled Certificate by highly regarded artist James Rosenquist (American, b. 1933). Published in 1962, the work depicts a scratched and pitted surface with an image of a man’s hands and arms framed with a thicket of thin black lines. The print is number 52 in an edition of 60. To the lower margin, the work is numbered with its edition, signed, and dated by the artist in pencil. Under acrylic glass, the item is presented within a floating frame.
A leading figure in the American Pop Art movement, Rosenquist is best known for his large-scale oil paintings. His mother was an avid painter and encouraged her son’s interest in art. In 1952, he studied painting at the University of Minnesota and in 1955 studied at the Art Students League in New York. Like many in the Pop Art movement, Rosenquist began his career as a commercial artist painting billboards. Influenced by his background in commercial art, he would pull imagery from advertisements, periodicals, and other popular imagery. Rosenquist worked in a variety of mediums, including printing, painting, collage, and drawing. His works are held in a variety of public and private institutions, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and more.
- measures frame; sheet size measures approximately 7.5" W x 9.75" H; plate size measures approximately 5.75" W x 4.25" H.