Tom Wesselmann, ‘Monica Sitting with Mondrian’, 1989, michael lisi / contemporary art

The muse Wesselmann turned to for some of his most iconic images, Monica Sitting with Mondrian is a screenprint in colors on Museum Board, signed in pencil, dated and numbered, created by the artist in 1989. Measuring 41 ¾ x 28 in. (106 x 71 cm.), unframed, it is from the edition of 100.

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, Ohio, based in New York, New York

Exhibition Highlights

Gagosian - Jason Ysenburg, 
Tom Wesselmann - Other Available Works