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Wayne Thiebaud

Blueberry Custard, 1961

Oil on canvas
18 × 24 in
45.7 × 61 cm
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Framed Dimensions 20 X 26 Inches

This luscious canvas, showing slices of blueberry pie and custard …

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Framed Dimensions 20 X 26 Inches

This luscious canvas, showing slices of blueberry pie and custard pie arrayed on two shelves, stands out as a classic Wayne Thiebaud in subject and composition; no more iconic example could be found of the early work in which the artist found some of his most favored subjects and …

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Signed and dated upper right: Thiebaud 61
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Wayne Thiebaud
American, b. 1920
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Best known for his paintings of cakes, pies, pastries, and toys, Wayne Thiebaud hadn’t planned on becoming a visual artist. He apprenticed as a cartoonist at Walt Disney studios and intended to work as a commercial illustrator, but his friend Robert Mallary turned him towards a career in fine art. Thiebaud was friendly with Franz Kline and Willem de Kooning, but avoided their Abstract Expressionism in favor of a figural style. Though Thiebaud is most often grouped with the Pop art movement for his subject matter, the artist considers himself “just an old fashioned painter,” and “not a card carrying Pop artist.” He remains best known for his still lifes of confections—sometimes painted from his own memories—which he considers interpretations of “Americanness.” In his works, objects and their shadows are characteristically outlined in multiple colors, creating a visual effect Thiebaud calls akin to vibration.

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Framed Dimensions 20 X 26 Inches

This luscious canvas, showing slices of blueberry pie and custard …

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Framed Dimensions 20 X 26 Inches

This luscious canvas, showing slices of blueberry pie and custard pie arrayed on two shelves, stands out as a classic Wayne Thiebaud in subject and composition; no more iconic example could be found of the early work in which the artist found some of his most favored subjects and …

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Signature
Signed and dated upper right: Thiebaud 61
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Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Wayne Thiebaud
American, b. 1920
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Best known for his paintings of cakes, pies, pastries, and toys, Wayne Thiebaud hadn’t planned on becoming a visual artist. He apprenticed as a cartoonist at Walt Disney studios and intended to work as a commercial illustrator, but his friend Robert Mallary turned him towards a career in fine art. Thiebaud was friendly with Franz Kline and Willem de Kooning, but avoided their Abstract Expressionism in favor of a figural style. Though Thiebaud is most often grouped with the Pop art movement for his subject matter, the artist considers himself “just an old fashioned painter,” and “not a card carrying Pop artist.” He remains best known for his still lifes of confections—sometimes painted from his own memories—which he considers interpretations of “Americanness.” In his works, objects and their shadows are characteristically outlined in multiple colors, creating a visual effect Thiebaud calls akin to vibration.

Wayne Thiebaud

Blueberry Custard, 1961

Oil on canvas
18 × 24 in
45.7 × 61 cm
Bidding closed
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