“Eintauchen ins Bild” at Museum Ludwig, Cologne, runs until March 4, 2018. Afterwards it moves to ARoS – the Aarhus artmuseum in Denmark.
This exhibition also is about the genesis of the paintings – showing the collages, cut from magazines, such as the American LIFE-Magazine, and drafts James Rosenquist created before taking his work to the final dimension.
But surely, Cologne Museum Ludwig, also and mostly presents the oversize work of the American pop art artist. Large oil paintings with an instant impact on the viewer – sometimes capturing the whole room.
The most recent, is the first exhibition after Rosenquist’s death in March 2017. And also an opportunity to discover how he worked. In times when photoshop or computer treatments weren’t an option. “Decades ago, Rosenquist did things, recent artists think they have discovered,” says transatlantic diablog art expert Rolf Göllnitz.