Tom Wesselmann, ‘From Smoker #7’, 1976, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Pencil, Liquitex on 100% rag paper, Phillips
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Tom Wesselmann

From Smoker #7, 1976

Pencil, Liquitex on 100% rag paper
13 1/5 × 12 1/5 in
33.5 × 31 cm
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Signed and annotated 'For Wendy and Carrol Tom Wesselmann' lower edge
Tom Wesselmann
American, 1931–2004
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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.

Tom Wesselmann, ‘From Smoker #7’, 1976, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Pencil, Liquitex on 100% rag paper, Phillips
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From Smoker#7 is not only a depiction of velvety red lips exhaling smoke. It is also a demonstration of Tom Wesselmann’s striking virtuosity in manipulating basic and familiar images into abstact and unsettling …

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Signed and annotated 'For Wendy and Carrol Tom Wesselmann' lower edge
Tom Wesselmann
American, 1931–2004
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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.

Tom Wesselmann

From Smoker #7, 1976

Pencil, Liquitex on 100% rag paper
13 1/5 × 12 1/5 in
33.5 × 31 cm
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