James Rosenquist: F-111 (South, West, North, East), 1974

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Oct 6 2017 - Jan 14 2018

Acquired by the Haggerty at the end of 2011 with funds from the Mary B. Finnigan Art Endowment, F-111 (South, West, North, East) is one of James Rosenquist’s seminal works on paper. Created a decade after the artist’s painting of the same name, this four-part, 290-inch-long lithograph and screenprint set a new standard of scale for prints in the 1970s. Rosenquist conceived this work during one of the most culturally and politically turbulent decades in American history. He later explained that his subject, the F-111 fighter bomber plane, the most technologically advanced weapon at the time, is positioned “flying through the flak of consumer society to question the collusion between the Vietnam death machine, consumerism, the media, and advertising.”

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Works on Paper
  • American
  • 20th Century
  • Political / Satire / Documentary
  • James Rosenquist

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