Tom Wesselmann, ‘Still Life #46’, 1965, Sotheby's
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Tom Wesselmann

Still Life #46, 1965

Illuminated grip flex paint on Uvex plastic
46 1/2 × 58 × 5 in
118.1 × 147.3 × 12.7 cm
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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, ‘Still Life #46’, 1965, Sotheby's
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Executed in 1965, this work is number 1 from an edition of 5.

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Still Life #46 is one of Tom Wesselmann’s most iconic still life works and embodies a pivotal shift in the artist’s trajectory. Executed …

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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

Still Life #46, 1965

Illuminated grip flex paint on Uvex plastic
46 1/2 × 58 × 5 in
118.1 × 147.3 × 12.7 cm
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