Tom Wesselmann, ‘Bedroom Face with Two Flowers’, Christie's

Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004)

Bedroom Face with Two Flowers

signed and dated twice, and titled 'TOM WESSELMANN 1988 BEDROOM FACE WITH TWO FLOWERS Wesselmann 88©' (on the reverse)

oil on laser-cut steel

56 1/2 x 80 in. (143.5 x 203.2 cm.)

Executed in 1988.

Signature: signed and dated twice, and titled 'TOM WESSELMANN 1988 BEDROOM FACE WITH TWO FLOWERS Wesselmann 88©' (on the reverse)

New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Tom Wesselmann, October-November 1988, no. 13.

Sidney Janis Gallery, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Tom Wesselmann

Tom Wesselmann is considered one of the major artists of New York Pop Art, along with Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. Best known for his 1960s series “Great American Nude,” which featured flat figures in an intense palette of red, white, blue, and other patriotic colors, Wesselmann, in an effort to reject Abstract Expressionism, made collages and assemblages that incorporated everyday objects and advertising ephemera. In the early 1980s, he produced his first "Metal Works,” in which he shaped canvases and cut metal to create abstract three-dimensional images. In his final years, Wesselmann returned to the female form in the “Sunset Nudes” series, where the compositions, abstract imagery, and sanguine moods recall the odalisques of Henri Matisse.

American, 1931-2004, Cincinnati, OH, United States, based in New York, NY, United States