Pop Art pioneer James Rosenquist passes away

James Rosenquist, a leading pioneer of Pop Art passed away in New York. He was 83. He was known for appropriating industrial painting methods to cultivate his bold, graphic style. He had transitioned from a commercial sign-painter to a fine artist. Pop art is an art movement that emerged in 1950s in the United States and Britain. In it, material is visually removed from its known context, isolated, and combined with unrelated material. It had presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular culture such as advertising and news.

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