Tom Wesselmann, ‘Monica (23rd New York Film Festival)’, 1985, Graves International Art
Tom Wesselmann, ‘Monica (23rd New York Film Festival)’, 1985, Graves International Art
Tom Wesselmann, ‘Monica (23rd New York Film Festival)’, 1985, Graves International Art
Tom Wesselmann, ‘Monica (23rd New York Film Festival)’, 1985, Graves International Art
Tom Wesselmann, ‘Monica (23rd New York Film Festival)’, 1985, Graves International Art
Tom Wesselmann, ‘Monica (23rd New York Film Festival)’, 1985, Graves International Art
Tom Wesselmann, ‘Monica (23rd New York Film Festival)’, 1985, Graves International Art
Tom Wesselmann, ‘Monica (23rd New York Film Festival)’, 1985, Graves International Art
Tom Wesselmann, ‘Monica (23rd New York Film Festival)’, 1985, Graves International Art
Tom Wesselmann, ‘Monica (23rd New York Film Festival)’, 1985, Graves International Art

An original signed screenprint poster on heavy rag paper by American artist Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004) titled "Monica (23rd New York Film Festival)", 1985. Hand pen signed by Wesselmann bottom center. The signature has faded, but seems consistent with other examples that appear on the market. Printed and published for the 23rd New York Film Festival at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in 1985. The event was held at Alice Tully Hall September 27th - October 13th, 1985. Sheet size: 39" x 37". In excellent condition.

Image rights: Copyright © Graves International Art

Publisher: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

NYC private collection, acquired from the event

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