cover image Rosenquist Time Dust

Rosenquist Time Dust

Rizzoli, Constance W. Glenn. Rizzoli International Publications, $50 (180pp) ISBN 978-0-8478-1709-2

In many of his prints, James Rosenquist aims to pack the same power found in his billboard-size Pop paintings. Dense with multiple associations, spiked with surreal humor, his graphics reveal a virtuoso colorist and witty social satirist. In works like A Pale Angel's Halo , Welcome to the Water Planet , Time Stream and Waterspout , we also see a relentlessly inquisitive investigator of space-time and of human cognitive processes. This snazzy album complements a traveling exhibit. In her thorough essay , Glenn, the director of the University Art Museum of California State University, follows Rosenquist's trajectory from Pop doodles of spaghetti to haunting images exploring the ``state of our planet.'' A catalogue raisonne of Rosenquist's prints is included among the hundreds of color plates. (May)