Edition of 250

Medium
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.  …
Publisher
Co-published by the Metropolitan Opera Association, New York and Circle Fine Art Corp., Chicago, 1984

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.

High auction record
$10.7m, Sotheby's, 2008
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2019
Tom WesselmannAlmine Rech
Tom Wesselmann: FlowersGagosian
2018
Wesselmann: 1963–1983Gagosian
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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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Edition of 250

Medium
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.  …
Publisher
Co-published by the Metropolitan Opera Association, New York and Circle Fine Art Corp., Chicago, 1984

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.

High auction record
$10.7m, Sotheby's, 2008
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)
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Other works from Christopher-Clark Fine Art
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