Thursday, October 16, 2003

"Some of his recent abstractions are supposedly inspired by Einstein's theories about perception and the speed of light: a fuzzy metaphor implying that the artist works at one pace and his critical public responds at another. A sly storyteller, a charmer and old-style rabble-rouser, he still has a restless imagination, huge energy, and an uncanny knack for spotting how two unlikely things go together. A woman washes her back with a turquoise sponge beside a giant egg yolk. The painting was inspired by a Florida sunset, Mr. Rosenquist has said. Pure poetry."( > Arts > Art & Design: Mixing Glossy Pop Images Into Haiku Writ Large)