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James Rosenquist, Oxy, from the Deluxe Hand signed edition of the One Cent Life Portfolio, 1964
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Oxy, from the Deluxe Hand signed edition of the One Cent Life Portfolio, 1964
Lithograph splayed across two sheets on wove paper
Hand signed in green by James Rosenquist
20.5 x 27 x 1.25 inches
16 x 22.5 inches
This iconic 1964 James Rosenquist lithograph, splayed across two separate pages, is from the Deluxe, hand signed edition of only 100 of the legendary 1 Cent Life Portfolio - one of the most important and celebrated artistic collaborations of the 1960s. Provenance is excellent as this was part of the complete portfolio acquired from the estate of Pop Artist Robert Indiana, who also contributed a work to the portfolio.
Chinese American artist and writer Walasse Ting, in collaboration with Sam Francis, assembled a group of the most significant Pop and Abstract Expressionist artists in America, including along with the European COBRA artists to create the definitive artistic portfolio of lithographs with accompanying text by Walasse Ting. Ting contributed the poetry and text that accompanies each of the artworks. The Deluxe edition, which features hand signed prints, was published in a limited edition of only 100. This is one of them. Of the 100, editions numbered 60-100, or 40 portfolios, were reserved exclusively for Artists & Collaborators. This hand signed Rosenquist lithograph called OXY -- is from the portfolio numbered 85 (Artists & Collaborators), which was acquired from the Estate and Collection of Robert Indiana, another one of the artists who contributed to the 1 Cent Life portfolio.
t is elegantly floated and framed in a museum frame with UV plexiglass with Optium museum plexiglass - the highest quality available.
Signed examples of this portfolio with such superb provenance rarely appear on the marketplace. This is a true collectors item, from the most desirable and influential era in Pop Art history.
Published by E.W. Kornfeld, Germany, Written by Walasse Ting, Edited by Sam Francis
Provenance: Acquired from original, complete 1 Cent Life Portfolio, # 85/100 (Artists & Collaborators) from the Estate and Collection of Robert Indiana