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James Rosenquist
WELCOME TO WATER PLANET IV (CLOSE LIGHTNING)
Estimate
400,000600,000
LOT SOLD. 903,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
451
James Rosenquist
WELCOME TO WATER PLANET IV (CLOSE LIGHTNING)
Estimate
400,000600,000
LOT SOLD. 903,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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James Rosenquist
1933 - 2017
WELCOME TO WATER PLANET IV (CLOSE LIGHTNING)
signed, titled and dated 1988 on the overlap 
oil on 2 joined canvases
96 by 83 3/4 in. 243.8 by 212.8 cm.
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This work is documented in the James Rosenquist Archives under number 88.01.

Provenance

Richard L. Feigen and Co., New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner 

Exhibited

Jacksonville Art Museum, Art in Bloom: Flower as Subject, February - March 1989, n.p., illustrated
Chicago, Richard L. Feigen & Co., James Rosenquist, May 1989
Instituto Valenciana de Arte Moderno (IVAM) Centre Julio Gonzàlez, James Rosenquist, May - August 1989, p. 161, illustrated 
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim; Bilbao, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, James Rosenquist: A Retrospective, May - June 2005, p. 218, illustrated

Literature

Stephan Diederich and Yilmaz Dziewior, Eds., James Rosenquist: Painting as Immersion, Munich 2017, p. 99, illustrated in color 

Catalogue Note

"In the Welcome to the Water Planet series, Rosenquist reveals earth from a new perspective, as seen from outer space, after men have walked on the moon and orbited the universe. It is a fertile, luscious, sometimes endangered landscape, a place where time passes and science advances."

Judith Goldman, "250 Kisco Avenue: Whenever You're Ready, Let Me Know," in Exh. Cat., New York, Museum of Modern Art, Welcome to the Water Planet and House of Fire 1988-1989, 1990, p. 19

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