James Rosenquist (1933 - 2017) was one of the most important contributors to American Pop Art. 

Shortly after moving to New York City in the 1950's (to study fine art) Rosenquist became a commercial painter working on advertising billboards. 

For nearly three years he worked non-stop as a commercial painter - which would be both the technical training and inspiration for his aesthetic as an artist.

Throughout his career, Rosenquist has been well known for his highly stylized “collage” approach to painting and printmaking. As evidenced in “Taking Flowers, Ideas”, Rosenquist utilized collaged imagery in order to juxtapose flora and fauna with disparate graphic elements and advertising typography. Rosenquist maintained an environmentally conscious perspective, and suggested that his work at the time was both “ecological and political”.

Many of Rosenquist's works from this era were inspired by the vibrant tropical flora around his Florida studio. 

“Taking Flowers, Ideas” is a brilliant example of Rosenquist’s signature pop-art style, and a great reminder to maintain nature’s balance. It can be found in many important collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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“Talking Flowers, Ideas”

 Lithograph, from an edition of 200

Titled, numbered, dated 1987 and signed by the artist

25"H 39"W (work) 

27.25”H 41.25”W (framed)

Very good condition 

Detailed condition report by request  


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