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Tom Wesselmann

Lulu, 1982

Original lithograph printed in colors on Somerset wove paper.
22 × 29 3/4 in
55.9 × 75.6 cm
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San Francisco
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Medium
Print
Signature
Hand-signed and dated in pencil in the margin lower right Wesselmann 82.
Series
This lithograph was Tom Wesselmann’s contribution to the 1984 Metropolitan Fine Art II portfolio representing the Alban Berg opera Lulu.  … Read more
Publisher
Co-published by the Metropolitan Opera Association, New York and Circle Fine Art Corp., Chicago, 1984
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.

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About the work
Medium
Print
Signature
Hand-signed and dated in pencil in the margin lower right Wesselmann 82.
Series
This lithograph was Tom Wesselmann’s contribution to the 1984 Metropolitan Fine Art II portfolio representing the Alban Berg opera Lulu.  … Read more
Publisher
Co-published by the Metropolitan Opera Association, New York and Circle Fine Art Corp., Chicago, 1984
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

Lulu, 1982

Original lithograph printed in colors on Somerset wove paper.
22 × 29 3/4 in
55.9 × 75.6 cm
Sold
Location
San Francisco
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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