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Idelle Weber, ‘Press Type Firm’, 1965, The Michael Thomas Collection
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Idelle Weber

Press Type Firm, 1965

Ink and Watercolor on Paper
6 × 8 in
15.2 × 20.3 cm
$7,500
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Idelle Weber
American, 1932–2020
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Idelle Weber is best known for her silhouette painting resembling the visual language of advertisements, which linked her with Pop art. Her work captures outlines of figures—such as businessmen, secretaries, and travelers engaged in mundane, everyday activities—against colorful flat or patterned backgrounds. The silhouette renders the figures anonymous, making them archetypes of the capitalist system, suggesting standardization and lack of individuality. Late in her career, Weber shifted towards Photorealistic landscapes and outdoor still lifes of trash, carts, rocks, and other urban detritus.

Idelle Weber, ‘Press Type Firm’, 1965, The Michael Thomas Collection
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Idelle Weber
American, 1932–2020
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Idelle Weber is best known for her silhouette painting resembling the visual language of advertisements, which linked her with Pop art. Her work captures outlines of figures—such as businessmen, secretaries, and travelers engaged in mundane, everyday activities—against colorful flat or patterned backgrounds. The silhouette renders the figures anonymous, making them archetypes of the capitalist system, suggesting standardization and lack of individuality. Late in her career, Weber shifted towards Photorealistic landscapes and outdoor still lifes of trash, carts, rocks, and other urban detritus.

Idelle Weber

Press Type Firm, 1965

Ink and Watercolor on Paper
6 × 8 in
15.2 × 20.3 cm
$7,500
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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