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Oct 301998
 

JAMES ROSENQUIST, Paper Suit, 1998
black version: jacket 47 x 85 cm, pants 109 x 40,4 cm
black and brown version, continental sizes 48, 50 and 52
coated paper, scissors, cardboard box
signed, numbered, edition 100
published by Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany – cooperation with Hugo Boss clothing company
sold

 

  cardboard box ‘Paper Suit’

   ‘Paper Suit’, brown version

In 1966 James Rosenquist was ‘The Man in the Paper Suit‘, due to the fact that the artist wore a brown suit made of paper by fashion designer Horst to various exhibitions and gallery openings. His idea to wear such a suit design harks back to the brief 1960s fashion for paper dresses like the Warhol dress with Campbell Soup prints.

 

History of prices:
Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany € 400,- year of issue 1998
Auction house Van Ham, Cologne, Germany (Lot 875)  € 750,-  2 December 2010