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©James Rosenquist/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

A Pale Angel's Halo

1973
30 1/4 x 22 1/2 in. (76.8 x 57.2 cm)

James Rosenquist
American (Grand Forks, ND, 1933 - 2017, New York, NY)

Object Type: Print
Medium and Support: Lithograph and serigraph
Credit Line: Marion Stratton Gould Fund
Accession Number: 1973.113
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Location: Not currently on view
Printer: Styria Studio, New York
Publisher: Multiples, Inc., New York
Portfolio: Reality and Paradoxes

Poet and art critic Nicolas Calas wrote of this image when it was published as part of a portfolio titled Reality and Paradoxes in 1973: “An inward image, transmitted verbally, has the power to transform a common image into an exceptional one. Blue, yellow and red express a divine utterance in primary colors: ‘pale angel.’ Suddenly the yellow is apprehended as gold, the ground as heavenly blue, the handle as the outline of a halo, and also of the back of an angel’s head and ears. The cut away space of the pail’s body recalls the ethereal quality of angels.”

[Label text from It Came From the Vault exhibition, 2013]

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Fendrick Gallery, Washington, D.C.; purchased by the Gallery in 1973

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It Came from the Vault exhibition catalogue Entry for this artwork in the It Came from the Vault exhibition catalogue. The exhibition ran from March 17-June 9, 2013


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