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Wayne Thiebaud

Dark Cake, 1983

Woodcut in colors, on Japon paper
20 3/10 × 22 2/5 in
51.5 × 56.8 cm
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Signed and dated in pencil, numbered 156/200 (there were also 20 artist's proofs), published by …

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Signed and dated in pencil, numbered 156/200 (there were also 20 artist's proofs), published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco, with their blindstamp, with full margins, in very good condition, framed
Image: 15 x 17 ½ in. (381 x 445 mm.)
Sheet: 20 3/8 x 22 ½ in. (515 x 568 mm.)

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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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About the work
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Signed and dated in pencil, numbered 156/200 (there were also 20 artist's proofs), published by …

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Signed and dated in pencil, numbered 156/200 (there were also 20 artist's proofs), published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco, with their blindstamp, with full margins, in very good condition, framed
Image: 15 x 17 ½ in. (381 x 445 mm.)
Sheet: 20 3/8 x 22 ½ in. (515 x 568 mm.)

Medium
Print
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

Dark Cake, 1983

Woodcut in colors, on Japon paper
20 3/10 × 22 2/5 in
51.5 × 56.8 cm
Bidding closed
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