Tom Wesselmann, ‘Smoker from An American Portrait’, 1976, Freeman's
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Tom Wesselmann

Smoker from An American Portrait, 1976

Color screenprint on museum board
26 × 19 7/16 in
66 × 49.4 cm
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Freeman's

Dimensions: image: 16 3/8 x 16 1/4 in. (41.6 x 41.3cm)
sheet: 26 x 19 7/16 in. (66 x 49.4cm)

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Pencil signed and numbered XLVII/L
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, ‘Smoker from An American Portrait’, 1976, Freeman's
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About the work
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Dimensions: image: 16 3/8 x 16 1/4 in. (41.6 x 41.3cm)
sheet: 26 x 19 7/16 in. (66 x 49.4cm)

Numbered XLVII/L (there were also 175 in Arabic numerals, with wide margins, Transworld Art, New York, publisher and with their blindstamp

Medium
Signature
Pencil signed and numbered XLVII/L
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

Smoker from An American Portrait, 1976

Color screenprint on museum board
26 × 19 7/16 in
66 × 49.4 cm
Bidding closed
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