Tom Wesselmann, ‘Sidney Janis Exhibition Ad (SIGNED)’, 1992, Alpha 137 Gallery
Tom Wesselmann, ‘Sidney Janis Exhibition Ad (SIGNED)’, 1992, Alpha 137 Gallery

This is a vintage advertisement page (presumably from Art in America, Art Forum, etc.) promoting Tom Wesselmann's 1992 exhibition from October 15 to November 14 at the legendary Sidney Janis Gallery on West 57th Street in Manhattan. However, what makes this ad so collectible is that it is, exceptionally, hand signed in black marker by Tom Wesselmann. It is unframed; in very good vintage condition. This rare piece of art historical ephemera will look gorgeous when framed. It's just the right size. (the verso of the page -shown - depicts an ad for another exhibition at Elaine Horwitch Gallery.)
We've never seen another one of these hand signed - highly collectible.

Signature: Boldly signed in black marker bottom right by Wesselmann.

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

2017
Gagosian - Jason Ysenburg, 
NY,
Tom Wesselmann - Other Available Works