Wayne Thiebaud, ‘Candy Counter’, 1970, ArtWise

This print is a proof outside of the edition of 50. "Candy Counter" is part of a portfolio of eight prints, 'Seven Still Lifes and a Rabbit' that was published in an edition of 50 by Parasol Press of New York. It was printed by Imprimerie Arnera, France. One of only a few linocuts made by Thiebaud, who worked with Hildalgo Arnera in Vallauris, France. Watermarked Arches paper.

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

Exhibition Highlights

International Pop
New York,
Project Room: Wayne Thiebaud Figure Drawings