Massive James Rosenquist Mural Unveiled in Lobby of 3 World Trade Center the Financial District

Joystick at 3 World Trade Center - Silverstein Properties / James Rosenquist StudioJoystick at 3 World Trade Center - Silverstein Properties / James Rosenquist Studio

A James Rosenquist mural titled Joystick is now on display in the lobby of 3 World Trade Center in the Financial District. The mural spans 46 feet of the office building’s ground-floor entryway.

James Rosenquist was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota and rose to become a seminal figure in the Pop Art movement of the 1960s. He is most known for his large-scale, collage-style paintings and major exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and many other institutions both domestic and abroad. Rosenquist died at his home in New York City on March 31, 2017 at the age of 83.

As described by James Rosenquist Studio, Joystick, which was originally painted in 2002, is an ode to Rosenquist’s love of flying. The abstracted visualization is based on reflections of various forms from within a central mirrored cylinder moving at a great speed.

Lily Rosenquist, artist and daughter of James Rosenquist, oversaw installation of the mural.

James Rosenquist’s – Joystick at Tower 3 World Trade Center (Credit: Bobby Grandone)

3 World Trade Center (left) opened June 11, 2018, photo by Michael Young

3 World Trade Center (left) opened June 11, 2018, photo by Michael Young

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4 Comments on "Massive James Rosenquist Mural Unveiled in Lobby of 3 World Trade Center the Financial District"

  1. Very nice art is my comment, to offset the hate that’s sure to come.

  2. Talentless slop, of course, but far less offensive than the usual mush that we get. In a healthy culture, this would be a travesty. In our sick and fetid culture, it gets a pass.

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