American, 1933-2017. Popular as one of the forerunners of the Pop Art movement, James Rosenquist started his career by painting billboards. He used a small corner of these billboards to create art using techniques of Abstract Expressionism. Eventually, he completely discarded that style to work on his own, which used representations of popular culture and consumerism and played with scale and techniques to juxtapose multiple diverse motifs in a single composition. He chose to ignore his popularity as a Pop Artist and would jokingly refer to his work as “anti-pop” as he was never concerned with logos, brands or movie stars. Unlike his contemporaries, he preferred to portray political and sometimes, sexual themes. He disrupted and dislocated his subject instead of replicating it on his drawing board. He also considerably contributed to reviving printmaking in the US in 1965.