Friday, January 04, 2008
The Pop artist James Rosenquist captures the hyperbright, supersaturated colors of commercial culture in his paintings. No surprise, then, that he started his career as a billboard painter. Kurt and Rosenquist tour a retrospective of his work at the Guggenheim Museum in New York -- the paintings date back to the 1960's and contain a surreal montage of lipsticks and bleaches and dishes and fighter jets and car parts and cola labels. Produced by David Krasnow.