James Rosenquist

Time Dust

1992

Medium
7 works on paper, acrylic paint, dye, lithograph, screenprint, etching, paper and metal chain, on aluminium panel
Dimensions
Image: 2185 x 10619 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Tyler Graphics Ltd in honour of Pat Gilmour, Tate Print Department 1974-7, 2004
Reference
P12231

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Rosenquist is known for the imposing scale of his paintings. As he has said, ‘the reason for bigness isn’t largeness, it’s to be engulfed by peripheral vision; it questions the self and questions self-consciousness’. In making Time Dust, Rosenquist and Tyler continued to explore the techniques of the Welcome to the Water Planet series, notably the development of ‘pattern pistols’ with which Rosenquist could spray areas of coloured pulp onto the wet handmade paper. Rosenquist has described the image as being ‘about the garbage left in space’.

Gallery label, November 2004