The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Thursday, August 25, 2016


MoMA exhibits James Rosenquist's F-111 as it was first exhibited at the Castelli Gallery in 1965
James Rosenquist. F-111 (detail). 1964-65. Oil on canvas with aluminum, 23 sections. 10 x 86′ (304.8 x 2621.3 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alex L. Hillman and Lillie P. Bliss Bequest (both by exchange). © 2012 James Rosenquist/Licensed by VAGA, New York.
NEW YORK, NY.- James Rosenquist designed the eighty-six-foot-long F-111 to wrap around the four walls of the Leo Castelli Gallery, at 4 East Seventy-Seventh Street in Manhattan. He began the painting in 1964, in the middle of a turbulent decade marked by the escalating Vietnam War. Funded by citizens’ tax dollars, the F-111 fighter-bomber plane was being developed as the USA’s newest, most technologically advanced weapon. Rather than celebrate its military might, Rosenquist used the plane as a symbol of the economic implications of war. As it flies “through the flak of consumer society,” he later explained, the jet’s sharply pointed fuselage pierces superimposed images of commercial products and references to war, such as the bullet-shaped hair dryer floating above a young girl’s head and the atomic mushroom cloud frozen behind a beach umbrella. Through its expansive network of colliding visual motifs, unfolding across twenty-three panels, F-111 questions what the artist has described as “the collusion between the Vietnam death machine, consumerism, the media, and advertising.” Its jumps of scale, surprising juxtapositions of fragments of imagery, and vivid palette exemplify Rosenquist’s singular contribution to Pop art in the United States.

F-111 is presented here as it was first exhibited at the Castelli Gallery in 1965, now also alongside a group of collages the artist made in preparation for this monumental composition. Rosenquist was well acquainted with painting on this immense scale: before becoming an artist he had earned a living as a billboard painter in New York City. Interested in the phenomenon of peripheral vision, Rosenquist wanted the painting to create an immersive environment that would heighten the viewer’s awareness of his or her own position in space. He cited artistic precedents for this ambition in works such as Claude Monet’s Water Lilies and the large horizontal paintings by Abstract Expressionist artists Jackson Pollock and Barnett Newman.






Today's News

January 26, 2012

Annie Leibovitz opens new art show at Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington

Early Dubai April sale highlights include works by Kayyali, Guiragossian & Afjehei

Rothko & The Abstractionists: First major canvas by Rothko at a London auction in a decade

Hajj: Journey to the heart of Islam at the British Museum brings together a wealth of objects

Abu Dhabi developer outlines a new timetable for opening of Louvre, Guggenheim

Getty Museum announces acquisition of rare early Renaissance drawing attributed to Piero del Pollaiuolo

MoMA exhibits James Rosenquist's F-111 as it was first exhibited at the Castelli Gallery in 1965

Luis Croquer appointed to the position of Deputy Director of Art and Education at the Henry Art Gallery

A way of thinking: Christie's announces sale of works from an important private collection

Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna presents exhibition by one of the fathers of Institutional Critique

The Watercolours + Works on Paper Fair: The specialist fair for every type of art on paper

Jenness Cortez invites a visual conversation through her new American Realism

Third Annual Collectors Evening secures three new acquisitions for the High Museum of Art

Poland's vibrant contemporary art and culture at Calvert 22

J. Paul Getty Trust appoints Kara Kirk to head Getty Publications

Record numbers attend 24th London Art Fair

50% growth for two years running in Bonhams fine and rare wine sales

Three new exhibitions open at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Krannert Art Museum Presents Carolee Schneemann: Within and Beyond the Premises

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Goya's Black Paintings reveal their secrets 200 years later

2.- 500-year-old German engraving by Albrecht Durer surfaces at French flea market

3.- X-ray flourescence and image processing unmask the woman Degas painted over

4.- Swimsuit mural of Hillary Clinton creates a stir in Australia

5.- Dali and Lempicka paintings stolen from museum 'found after seven years'

6.- Japan exhibition mourns fading sex culture

7.- Steven and Ann Ames collection to lead Sotheby's New York sales this November

8.- Ancient Australian flesh-eating marsupial discovered

9.- Swimsuit mural of Hillary Clinton creates a stir in Australia

10.- David Huddleston, 'The Big Lebowski,' dies at 85



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemariasound.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful