Our collaboration

James Rosenquist (1933 – 2017) became well known in the 1960s as a leading American Pop artist alongside contemporaries Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Claes Oldenburg. As with his contemporaries, Rosenquist’s background in commercial art deeply influenced his nascent fine-art career and radically changed the face of the art world and the annals of art history. Each artist had a distinct style, yet there were commonalities that defined Pop art in the early 1960s: the depiction of popular imagery and everyday objects, and the use of commercial art techniques. Drawing on his early experience as a billboard painter, Rosenquist culled imagery from advertising, photographs, and popular culture that he recombined to create mysterious and bold compositions in art works that question and address the material concerns of life in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

THE SKATEROOM’s collaboration with The James Rosenquist Foundation and the MoMA Design Store sees F-111 reproduced on a series of four limited editions, to generate support for Skateistan – an award-winning international non-profit organization which empowers children through skateboarding and education in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa.

James Rosenquist collaboration - THE SKATEROOM Editions

Supported Social Project

Empowering girls with skateboarding

Project by Skateistan

Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan