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Smoker #22

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Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004)

Smoker #22

signed, titled and dated 'Smoker #22 1975 Wesselmann' …

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Signed, titled and dated 'Smoker #22 1975 Wesselmann' (on the stretcher)
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 #22’, Christie's
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Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004)

Smoker #22

signed, titled and dated 'Smoker #22 1975 Wesselmann' (on the stretcher)

oil on shaped canvas

82 1/2 x 76 in. (209.5 x 193 cm.)

Painted in 1975.

Signature
Signed, titled and dated 'Smoker #22 1975 Wesselmann' (on the stretcher)
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 #22

Oil on shaped canvas
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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