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Wayne Thiebaud

Bow Ties, 1990

Lithograph in colors on wove paper
9 × 13 3/4 in
22.9 × 34.9 cm
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Property from the Collection of Ann and Paul Arenberg, St. Louis, Missouri

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Property from the Collection of Ann and Paul Arenberg, St. Louis, Missouri

Published by Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco
Acquired from the above in 2009

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Signed, inscribed and dated in pencil
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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Property from the Collection of Ann and Paul Arenberg, St. Louis, Missouri

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Property from the Collection of Ann and Paul Arenberg, St. Louis, Missouri

Published by Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco
Acquired from the above in 2009

Signature
Signed, inscribed and dated in pencil
Wayne Thiebaud
American, b. 1920
Follow

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

Bow Ties, 1990

Lithograph in colors on wove paper
9 × 13 3/4 in
22.9 × 34.9 cm
Bidding closed
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