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Tom Wesselmann, ‘Study for Still Life #40’, Christie's
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Tom Wesselmann

Study for Still Life #40

Liquitex and graphite on paper
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Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004)

Study for Still Life #40

signed and dated 'Wesselmann 64' (upper …

Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004)

Study for Still Life #40

signed and dated 'Wesselmann 64' (upper right)

Liquitex and graphite on paper

22 3/4 x 31 5/8 in. (57.7 x 80.3 cm.)

Executed in 1964.

Signature
Signed and dated 'Wesselmann 64' (upper right)
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, ‘Study for Still Life #40’, Christie's
Tom Wesselmann, ‘Study for Still Life #40’, Christie's
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About the work
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Christie's

Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004)

Study for Still Life #40

signed and dated 'Wesselmann 64' (upper …

Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004)

Study for Still Life #40

signed and dated 'Wesselmann 64' (upper right)

Liquitex and graphite on paper

22 3/4 x 31 5/8 in. (57.7 x 80.3 cm.)

Executed in 1964.

Signature
Signed and dated 'Wesselmann 64' (upper right)
Tom Wesselmann
American, 1931–2004
Follow

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

Study for Still Life #40

Liquitex and graphite on paper
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.