Rosenquist purchased property on the Gulf of Mexico near the small fishing village of Aripeka in 1976 and with the architect Gilbert Flores designed a stilt-house with a small indoor studio and a larger screened-in studio space beneath. With the help of friends Rosenquist completed the structure by June of that year. After he moved to Aripeka, Rosenquist continued with the series of mixed media works that he had begun in his Ybor City studio. He also began a commission of two murals by the State of Florida for the capitol building in Tallahassee followed by a group of paintings shown at the Leo Castelli Gallery in the fall of 1977. To accommodate the large-scale paintings that he began to do in 1980, Rosenquist built the first of two large steel-structure studios in 1983. This structure became Rosenquist's primary studio. The second was constructed in 1989. Connected with passageways, both have over 25-foot-high ceilings and are naturally lit from numerous skylights.
Series and Styles
Speed of Light