Tom Wesselmann, ‘Still Life with Petunias, Lilies, and Fruit’, 1988, Phillips

Image: 48 x 62 1/4 in. (121.9 x 158.1 cm)
Sheet: 57 x 74 1/4 in. (144.8 x 188.6 cm)

From the Specialists:
Wesselmann has depicted still life scenes throughout his long and distinguished, artistic career, initially with pop culture references and here in the graphic style of bold outlines and bright colors associated with his more mature body of work.
Courtesy of Phillips

Signature: Signed, dated and numbered 'P.P. 1/3' in pencil (a printer's proof, the edition was 100), published by International Images, Inc., Putney, Vermont, unframed.

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