ARIPEKA, Fla. (AP) – Pop artist James Rosenquist has lost his west Florida home and art for an upcoming New York City show to a brush fire.

Florida Division of Forestry spokesman Don Ruths says the fire also destroyed two studios on the property.

Rosenquist says all the art for a fall show in New York also was destroyed.

Residents returned to their homes Saturday night after crews battled to control the 80-acre brush fire in Withlacoochee State Forest’s Homosassa tract, at the north end of Indian Bay.

Rosenquist’s work has been shown at various museums. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum organized a retrospective of his work in 2003.


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