Aripeka, FL

1977-Present

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

Shard paintings

Flowers, Fish and Females for the Four Seasons. 1984.
Flowers, Fish and Females for the Four Seasons. 1984.

Circle of One Hundred Wolves. 1989.
Circle of One Hundred Wolves. 1989.

Eau de Monet. 1984.
Eau de Monet. 1984.

 

Gift Wrapped Dolls

Gift-Wrapped Doll #1. 1992. Gift-Wrapped Doll #3. 1992. Gift-Wrapped Doll #4. 1992. Gift-Wrapped Doll #5. 1992. Gift-Wrapped Doll #6. 1992.
Gift-Wrapped Doll #7. 1992. Gift-Wrapped Doll #8. 1992. Gift-Wrapped Doll #9. 1992. Gift-Wrapped Doll #10. 1992. Gift-Wrapped Doll #11. 1992. Gift-Wrapped Doll #12. 1992.
Gift-Wrapped Doll #13. 1992. Gift-Wrapped Doll #14. 1992. Gift-Wrapped Doll #15. 1992. Gift-Wrapped Doll #16. 1992. Gift-Wrapped Doll #17. 1992. Gift-Wrapped Doll #18. 1992.
Gift-Wrapped Doll #19. 1992. Gift-Wrapped Doll #20. 1992. Gift-Wrapped Doll #21. 1992. Gift-Wrapped Doll #22. 1992. Gift-Wrapped Doll #23. 1992. Gift-Wrapped Doll #24. 1992.
Gift-Wrapped Doll #25. 1992. Gift-Wrapped Doll #26. 1992. Gift-Wrapped Doll #27. 1992. Gift-Wrapped Doll #28. 1992. Gift-Wrapped Doll #29. 1992. Gift-Wrapped Doll #30. 1992.
Gift-Wrapped Doll #31. 1992. Gift-Wrapped Doll #32. 1992. Gift-Wrapped Doll #33. 1992. Gift-Wrapped Doll #34. 1992. Gift-Wrapped Doll #35. 1992. Gift-Wrapped Doll #36. 1992.

 

Gun Paintings

Toy Red Rod. 1996.
Toy Red Rod. 1996.

For Play. 1996.
For Play. 1996.

 

The Swimmer in the Econo-mist Suite

 

The Swimmer in the Economist 1.1997-98.

 

The Swimmer in the Economist #2. 1997-98.

The Swimmer in the Economist #3. 1997-98.


Meteor series

The Meteor Hit the Swimmer's Pillow. 1997.
The Meteor Hit the Swimmer's Pillow. 1997.

The Meteor Hit Picasso's Bed. 1996-99.
The Meteor Hit Picasso's Bed. 1996-99
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The Meteor Hit Brancusi's Pillow. 1997-99.
The Meteor Hit Brancusi's Pillow. 1997-99.

The Meteor Hit Monet's Garden. 1996-99.
The Meteor Hit Monet's Garden. 1996-99.

 

Speed of Light

Fix - Speed of Light
Fix - Speed of Light. 2000.

Mariner - Speed of Light. 1999.
Mariner - Speed of Light. 1999.

Glare - Speed of Light. 2001.
Glare - Speed of Light. 2001.

 

Full House - Speed of Light. 2001.
Full House - Speed of Light. 2001.

Glimpse - Speed of Light. 2001.
Glimpse - Speed of Light. 2001.

The Stowaway Peers Out at the Speed of Light. 2000.
The Stowaway Peers Out at the Speed of Light. 2000.


Miscellaneous


Joystick. 2003.
Joystick. 2003.

 

Dog Descending a Staircase. 1979.
Dog Descending a Staircase. 1979.

 

Select and Environment 1. 1992.
Select and Environment 1. 1992.

 

Throught the Eye of the Needle to the Anvil. 1988.
Through the Eye of the Needle to the Anvil. 1988.

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