Wayne Thiebaud, ‘Candy Apples’, 1987, Phillips

Image: 15 1/4 x 16 1/2 in. (38.7 x 41.9 cm)
Sheet: 23 1/2 x 24 in. (59.7 x 61 cm)

From the Catalogue:
Making a print is an orchestration between what you think you know and what you’re surprised to learn.
Courtesy of Phillips

Signature: Signed by the artist and printer, dated and numbered 44/200 in pencil (there were also 20 artist's proofs)

Publisher: Crown Point Press, San Francisco (with their blindstamp)

About Wayne Thiebaud

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.

American, b. 1920, Mesa, Arizona, based in San Francisco, California