Creighton-Davis Gallery
Timed Auction

Fine and Decorative Lottery Style Auction

Sat, Apr 6, 2024 03:00AM EDT - Sun, Apr 28, 2024 08:00PM EDT
Lot 310

Rosenquist, James, american (1933-2017)

Estimate: $100 - $6,000

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  • Title: "Coin Noir" from the portfolio Suite #57, G-125
  • Medium:color lithograph and screenprint on rolled white Arches Cover paper
  • signed and titled by the artist in pencil, numbered 75/100
  • Publisher-Year:As printed by Aripeka Ltd. Editions and Styria Studio, New Your; published by Sidney Singer, New York, with their blindstamp lower right.
    1977
  • Size: ,sheet: 36 3/4 x 74 in. ( 93.3 x 188 cm. ) ,
  • See Provenance for Additional Information

    Condition

    In very fresh condition with UV-3 screening acrylic to prevent fading. , Framed with conservation matting and mounts, with UV-3 screening OP3 acrylic.
Reference: Recorded and illustrated in the standard text cataloging the orginal graphics of the artist by Glenn No. 125.


Note: Work found in several museum collections.

The title Coin Noir, French for "black corner," refers to the theoretical concept of the black hole, a term first used in the mid-1960s. Rosenquist plays with this notion by placing three spherical shapes indicative of the moon as well as molecular and nuclear particles in front of a black background speckled with white dots, creating a terrain akin to that of a starry night sky. With each astral element occupying the same amount of space, the size of the moon is equated to that of an atom. The artist, by setting up a tension between the macrocosmic and the microcosmic, insinuates that the universe abides by its own set of rules, that there is still much left for us to discover. (see https://artmuseum.princeton.edu/collections/objects/14140.)