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James Rosenquist: Painting as Immersion

Museum Ludwig, Cologne

18 Nov 2017 - 4 Mar 2018

For the first time ev­er the Mu­se­um Lud­wig will pre­sent the works of this impor­tant Amer­i­can Pop artist. The ex­hi­bi­tion fol­lows the cen­tral as­pect of ‘paint­ing as im­mer­sion,’ as the artist him­self calls it, while of­fer­ing a wide–rang­ing overview of James Rosen­quist’s work. The col­lage-like paint­ings from the 1960s, which clear­ly re­flect Rosen­quist’s back­ground as a pain­ter of enor­mous bill­boards on Times Square, will be shown along with large-scale bi­o­graph­i­cal­ly mo­ti­vat­ed paint­ings from the 1970s. This will be the first major mu­se­um ex­hi­bi­tion of the artist’s work since his death earlier this year. Along with works from the mu­se­um’s own col­lec­tion and archive materials – some of which have not been previously exhibited – the exhibition features gener­ous loans from James Rosen­quist himself, Mo­MA, the Guggenheim Mu­se­um and the Moder­na Museet. Find out more about the James Rosenquist exhibition from the Museum Ludwig’s website.

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President Elect (1960–61/1964), James Rosenquist. © Estate of James Rosenquist/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2017 Photo: Courtesy of the Estate of James Rosenquist

President Elect (1960–61/1964), James Rosenquist. © Estate of James Rosenquist/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2017. Photo: Courtesy of the Estate of James Rosenquist

Hey! Let’s Go for a Ride (1961), James Rosenquist. © Estate of James Rosenquist/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2017 Photo: Courtesy of the Estate of James Rosenquist

Hey! Let’s Go for a Ride (1961), James Rosenquist. © Estate of James Rosenquist/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2017. Photo: Courtesy of the Estate of James Rosenquist

Untitled (Singapore) (1995), James Rosenquist. © Estate of James Rosenquist/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2017 Photo: Courtesy of the Estate of James Rosenquist

Untitled (Singapore) (1995), James Rosenquist. © Estate of James Rosenquist/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2017. Photo: Courtesy of the Estate of James Rosenquist

The Swimmer in the Econo-mist (Painting 3) (1997–98), James Rosenquist. © Estate of James Rosenquist/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2017 Photo: Courtesy of the Estate of James Rosenquist

The Swimmer in the Econo-mist (Painting 3) (1997–98), James Rosenquist. © Estate of James Rosenquist/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2017. Photo: Courtesy of the Estate of James Rosenquist

Welcome to the Water Planet (1987), James Rosenquist. © Estate of James Rosenquist/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2017 Photo: Courtesy of the Estate of James Rosenquist

Welcome to the Water Planet (1987), James Rosenquist. © Estate of James Rosenquist/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2017. Photo: Courtesy of the Estate of James Rosenquist

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