About This Work:
Born on November 29, 1933 in Grand Forks, ND, James Rosenquist attended the University of Minnesota, before earning a scholarship to the Art Students League in New York in 1955.
James Rosenquist is one of the key figures in America’s Pop Art movement. Rosenquist takes fragmented, oddly disproportionate images and combines and overlaps them in his works to create visual stories, in the most abstract and provocative ways.
Rosenquist’s paintings and prints are often made in unusual proportions and giant dimensions. For example, one of his prints, called Time Dust (1992), is thought to be the largest print in the world, measuring approximately 7 x 35 feet.
In 1967, Rosenquist painted Firepole, a monumental mural commissioned for the American Pavilion at the Montreal World Exposition. This mural featured gargantuan blue-uniformed legs wrapped around a fireman’s pole.
Firepole refers to Rosenquist’s idea “that it was unnecessary for U.S. to police the world or be the fireman of it“. Indeed, Rosenquist has always been very much involved with political and social issues of that time, especially criticizing the Vietnam war and the political positions of the US government in terms of global relationships and conflicts.
Today Rosenquist is considered one of the greatest American artists still alive.
GREGG SHIENBAUM FINE ART
is proud to present its second editioned work with Miami Artist
AHOL SNIFFS GLUE
Limited to only 50 pieces.
This new work titled “REDRUM” is in the style of Abstract Expressionism. Highly influenced by this movement, Ahol breaks away from his well known style of the “classic pattern”. In this screenprint the viewer can see the brush strokes of raw emotion poured into the work.
This print is a very meaningful work to the artist. It is his first screenprint on paper published with Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art, and it is a work that depicts his feelings about the state of our nation and the world.
Ahol’s Eyeballs represent the eyes of the working class. Usually seen in his typical pattern, Ahol paints these eyes to let the everyday working class person know that he is with them. Painted on walls, cars, canvas, and anywhere he can, Ahol throws up a shout out to the regular guy, just going through the daily grind, of just making it to survive.
REDRUM (Murder spelled backwards), depicts the sad state of the killings in our communities, here at home, and around the world.
Innocent victims being shot down for just trying to get by, and live their lives. Whether it is everyday working people in our streets and communities, law enforcement, people at a night club, or a someone overseas. This new screenprint by Ahol depicts the chaos, the turbulence, the anger, and the sadness of what is going on in our neighborhoods.
Painted in fluorescent red ink, to symbolize the blood spilled, and running through our streets, this expressionistic style allows for more artistic freedom that the Ahol has been wanting to achieve. This style not only portrays the tension, and whirlwind of emotions that effect the people and the community, but also gives us a sense of the artist’s pure inner feelings. This new style has more of a free flowing quality, that shows the artist’s emotion, growth, depth, and dimension.
GREGG SHIENBAUM FINE ART IS PLEASED TO BE PART OF THIS
The details of this new edition are below.
Ahol Sniffs Glue signing the REDRUM screenprints.
Click HERE to see the video of Ahol signing the screenprints.