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Modern Icon: The Machine as Subject in American Art

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Violent Turn

1977
36 1/2 x 73 3/4 in. (92.7 x 187.3 cm)

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

Object Type: Print
Medium and Support: Color Lithograph
Credit Line: Marion Stratton Gould Fund
Accession Number: 1980.33
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Location: Not currently on view

Edition: 74/100

Artists Proofs: 1/20 - 20/20
Trial Proofs: 1/5-5/5
Hors Commerce: 1/4-4/4
Printer: Maurice Sanchez
Publisher: Sidney Singer

The violence inherent in a machine of steel and glass designed to reach speeds of over 75 miles per hour is the subject of James Rosenquist’s abstract print, Violent Turn. This billboard-sized image highlights the danger such a machine—irrational, destructive—holds for a human body of flesh and bone. This was a threat the artist experienced first-hand in 1971 when he, his wife, and his son were all badly injured in a tragic car accident.

[label text for Modern Icon: The Machine As Subject in American Art exhibition, February 3 – March 6, 2012]

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