F-111 at the MoMA

A grand, pop art, colour-lover’s dream was seeing James Rosenquist’s F-111 at the MoMA in NYC last week. Totaling 23 panels that wrap around 4 walls, he began the eighty-six-foot-long painting in 1964 for the Leo Castelli Gallery and describes it as “the collusion between the Vietnam death machine, consumerism, the media, and advertising.” Rosenquist’s initial collages and sketches for F-111 were also on display (bottom left). That’s K taking snaps! He came to the Big Apple last week from London.

 

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1 comment
  1. Wow, thank you for the great pics. Sometimes you see images in books and have no idea of the scale and impact. It’s made me feel like taking a closer look at his work again. Ta. Cheers Sue from Australia

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