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Wayne Thiebaud

Cherry Cakes, from Recent Etchings II, 1979

Etching and aquatint in colors on Somerset paper
16 1/4 × 23 3/4 in
41.3 × 60.3 cm
Edition 46/50 + 10AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Heritage Auctions

Framed: 26in x 33.5in x 0in

Framed: 26in x 33.5in x 0in

Signature
Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil in lower margin
Publisher
Parasol Press Ltd., New York Printed by Crown Point Press, San Francisco
Image rights
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.

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About the work
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Framed: 26in x 33.5in x 0in

Framed: 26in x 33.5in x 0in

Signature
Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil in lower margin
Publisher
Parasol Press Ltd., New York Printed by Crown Point Press, San Francisco
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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

Cherry Cakes, from Recent Etchings II, 1979

Etching and aquatint in colors on Somerset paper
16 1/4 × 23 3/4 in
41.3 × 60.3 cm
Edition 46/50 + 10AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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