Tom Wesselmann, ‘Jeannie's Backyard, East Hampton’, 1990, Phillips

Image: 53 7/8 x 64 in. (136.8 x 162.6 cm)
Sheet: 59 x 73 in. (149.9 x 185.4 cm)

From the Specialists:
Here Wesselmann's rendering of a picturesque backyard evokes a dream; a fleeting memory visualized with a quick line sketch with varying densities to stand in for color. Although known for his bright, emblematic color schemes, Wesselmann's outlined style came about initially by making steel reliefs in black and white.
Courtesy of Phillips

Signature: Signed and numbered 'P.P. 1/3' in pencil (a printer's proof, the edition was 100), published by International Images, Inc., Putney, Vermont (with their blindstamp), unframed.

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