JAMES ROSENQUIST, NEW YORK SAYS IT: NEW YORK THE COMMUNICATION CENTER, 1983
It is hand signed and numbered in pencil lower left from the edition of 250. "NEW YORK THE COMMUNICATIONS CENTER", ALSO CALLED, "NEW YORK SAYS IT" is part of the legendary "New York, New York" portfolio -- a celebration of New York's cultural life, which featured lithographs by Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Indiana, Larry Rivers, Robert Motherwell, R.B. Kitaj, James Rosenquist and Red Grooms. Wrote famed curator Henry Geldzahler (former NYC Commissioner of Cultural Affairs) on the colophon page: "There are so many satisfying and thrilling aspects to New York City's kaleidoscopic cultural life that it should not be surprising to find eight well known artists have captured much of the rhythm, diversity and essence of the City.." More specifically, Geldzahler writes of Rosenquist's classic piece: "New York the Communications Center is perhaps, surprisingly, the most 'abstract' of these evocations of New York. How is it that a 'Pop' artist presents us with an abstract image? Easily explained: our categories are stale; Rosenquist has moved on. Abstraction now seems less removed from direct and specific communication between artist and viewer. We have, by admitting complexity and paradox, disarranged the neat pigeonholes; the American artist today is freer to fly where and as he will."
This work is fully referenced in the catalogue raisonne of James Rosenquist's printed works (Glenn).
Signed; hand signed and numbered by the artist in pencil, lower left recto (front). Very good condition; in original frame.
Provenance: Kew Gallery, New York
Literature: 200, Glenn