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Cold Spaghetti Postcard

James Rosenquist

(Grand Forks, North Dakota, 1933 - )

1968

Lithograph on paper

19 5/8 in. x 24 3/4 in. (49.85 cm x 62.87 cm)

Museum Acquisition Fund

1971.4

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James Rosenquist supported himself as a billboard painter in the 1950s. He found success the following decade with his paintings and prints based on images clipped from food labels and advertisements, which he described as being from the “land of supermarket plenty and junk.” Drawing on his experience reproducing objects magnified many times their actual size, Rosenquist plays with cropping and scale, creating an image recognizable as spaghetti while simultaneously leaving room for interpretation.

Keywords
Food
Pop Art
Printmaking