color lithograph and screenprint on rolled white Arches Cover paper, 1977, signed and titled by the artist in pencil,
numbered 75/100, As printed by Aripeka Ltd. Editions and Styria Studio, New Your; published by Sidney Singer, New York, with their blindstamp lower right.
Condition:In very fresh condition with UV-3 screening acrylic to prevent fading.
Sheet: 36 3/4 x 74 in. ( 93.3 x 188 cm. )
References: Recorded and illustrated in the standard text cataloging the orginal graphics of the artist by Glenn No. 125.
Framing: Framed with conservation matting and mounts, with UV-3 screening OP3 acrylic.
Note: Work found in several museum collections.
The title Coin Noir, French for "black corner," refers to the theoretical concept of the black hole, a term first used in the mid-1960s. Rosenquist plays with this notion by placing three spherical shapes—indicative of the moon as well as molecular and nuclear particles—in front of a black background speckled with white dots, creating a terrain akin to that of a starry night sky. With each astral element occupying the same amount of space, the size of the moon is equated to that of an atom. The artist, by setting up a tension between the macrocosmic and the microcosmic, insinuates that the universe abides by its own set of rules, that there is still much left for us to discover. (see https://artmuseum.princeton.edu/collections/objects/14140.)
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