Artwork: Director
Size: overall: 248.9 x 157.5 x 132.1; canvas: 228.6 x 157.4 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas with painted folding chair frame
Creation year: 1964
Marks: Signed, titled and dated 'JAMES ROSENQUIST 1964 'DIRECTOR'' (on the reverse)
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Dwan Gallery, New York; Acquired from the previous by the present owner, 1964
Exhibition history: Los Angeles, Dwan Gallery, James Rosenquist, October-November 1964; Philadelphia, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, The Other Tradition, January-March 1966, p. 47; Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada, James Rosenquist, January-February 1968, pp. 58-59, no. 24 (illustrated); Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Selections from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Mayer, July- September 1968, n.p., no. 60 (illustrated); Kunsthalle Koln, James Rosenquist: Gemalde—Raume—Graphik, January-March 1972, p. 79, no 72 (illustrated); New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, James Rosenquist, April-September 1972, p. 82 (illustrated); New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, American Pop Art, April-June 1974, pp. xi and 93, no. 64, fig. 83 (incorrectly illustrated); Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, on loan, December 1975-April 1976; Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution, on loan, April-October 1976; Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, on loan, October 1976-October 1983; Denver Art Museum; Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum; Des Moines Art Center; Buffalo, Albright-Knox Gallery; New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Washington, D.C., National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, James Rosenquist, May 1985-January 1987, pp. vi and 126 (illustrated); Milwaukee Art Center, on loan, February 1990-June 1994; Houston, Menil Collection and The Museum of Fine Arts; New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, James Rosenquist: A Retrospective, May 2003-October 2004, p. 120, no. 49 (illustrated in color).

Christie's New York

Date: 2019-05-15
Lot Number: 3B
Low Estimate: $2000000 [+30%]
High Estimate: $3000000 [-13%]
Hammer Price: $2600000
Sold For: $3135000