ProvenanceHeland Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm
Private Collection, Stockholm
Private Collection, acquired from the above, May 2007
Sotheby's New York: Contemporary Art Day, Thursday, May 17, 2018, Lot 177
Private Collection, Florida
ExhibitionMoscow, Tretyakov Gallery, Central Hall of Artists, Rosenquist: Moscow 1961-1991, February - March 1991, p. 98, illustrated in color
Valencia, IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez, James Rosenquist, May - August 1991, cat. no. 64, p. 162, illustrated in color
LiteratureRégis Durand, "James Rosenquist: la réincar...More...nation des images," Art Press, May 1991, p. 20, illustrated
Walter Hopps and Sarah Bancroft, Eds., James Rosenquist: A Retrospective, New York 2003, cat. no. 116, p. 223, illustrated in color (incorrectly dated 1989)
"Where the Water Goes" (1988) is an oil painting on canvas related to a series of monumentally scaled pressed paper pulp pieces produced in partnership with master printer Kenneth Tyler. The series is based on collaged visual elements arranged on a monumental scale.
The works from the "Welcome to the Water Planet" series appear to share a celestial setting and could be inspired by the artist's knowledge of the space shuttle program of the 1980s. Rosenquist also demonstrated his fascination with modern technology in his early masterpiece F-111 (1964-65).