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Tom Wesselmann

Shiny Nude (Stealingworth, 33), 1977

Silkscreen on glossy cast-coated kromekote paper. held in original stamped envelope. pencil numbered. unframed
8 × 8 in
20.3 × 20.3 cm
Edition 489/1000
This is an editioned multiple.
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Alpha 137 Gallery Auction

"Shiny Nude" - a dazzling limited edition, pencil numbered print features all of the …

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"Shiny Nude" - a dazzling limited edition, pencil numbered print features all of the hallmarks of the risque art arising from the sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s- saturated lips, full pubic hair, and the bottle blond so familiar to consumers of American advertising that preoccupied Pop artists like …

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Pencil numbered 489/1000 with artists printed name on the verso
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Distributed by the Museum of Modern Art; printed by Unity Engraving Co.
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
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Alpha 137 Gallery Auction

"Shiny Nude" - a dazzling limited edition, pencil numbered print features all of the …

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"Shiny Nude" - a dazzling limited edition, pencil numbered print features all of the hallmarks of the risque art arising from the sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s- saturated lips, full pubic hair, and the bottle blond so familiar to consumers of American advertising that preoccupied Pop artists like …

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Signature
Pencil numbered 489/1000 with artists printed name on the verso
Publisher
Distributed by the Museum of Modern Art; printed by Unity Engraving Co.
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

Shiny Nude (Stealingworth, 33), 1977

Silkscreen on glossy cast-coated kromekote paper. held in original stamped envelope. pencil numbered. unframed
8 × 8 in
20.3 × 20.3 cm
Edition 489/1000
This is an editioned multiple.
Bidding closed
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