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Wayne Thiebaud

Fish, from Delights, 1964

Drypoint, on Rives BFK paper, with margins.
12 9/10 × 10 9/10 in
32.7 × 27.6 cm
Edition 59/100
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About the work
P
Phillips

Please note this work was previously part of a bound edition.

I. 4 x 4 in. (10.2 x 10.2 cm)
S. 12 …

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Please note this work was previously part of a bound edition.

I. 4 x 4 in. (10.2 x 10.2 cm)
S. 12 7/8 x 10 7/8 in. (32.7 x 27.6 cm)

Signature
Signed, titled, dated and numbered 59/100 in pencil (there were also some artist's proofs), published by Crown Point Press, Berkeley, … Read more
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
P
Phillips

Please note this work was previously part of a bound edition.

I. 4 x 4 in. (10.2 x 10.2 cm)
S. 12 …

Read more

Please note this work was previously part of a bound edition.

I. 4 x 4 in. (10.2 x 10.2 cm)
S. 12 7/8 x 10 7/8 in. (32.7 x 27.6 cm)

Signature
Signed, titled, dated and numbered 59/100 in pencil (there were also some artist's proofs), published by Crown Point Press, Berkeley, … Read more
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

Fish, from Delights, 1964

Drypoint, on Rives BFK paper, with margins.
12 9/10 × 10 9/10 in
32.7 × 27.6 cm
Edition 59/100
Bidding closed
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