Teaching Ideas

Encouraging Dialogue

For Students K-12

  • What objects do you recognize within this painting?
  • Describe the hands in this painting. For James Rosenquist, hands like these are meant to refer to those found in advertisements, which present items in an attractive way so that people will be interested in buying them. What are these hands doing? Can you identify what the hands are holding?
  • If the other half of the words were filled in, what would they say? How does this relate to the inch that the fingers seem to be showing us?
  • What connection, if any, do you think there is between the items that deal with business and the statement in the painting about love in 1971?