Wayne Thiebaud, ‘Silkscreen for "Survey at Oakland Museum", 1947-1976’, 1976, Print, Heavy Ink Silkscreen on thick paper, Osceola Gallery
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Wayne Thiebaud

Silkscreen for "Survey at Oakland Museum", 1947-1976, 1976

Heavy Ink Silkscreen on thick paper
30 × 22 in
76.2 × 55.9 cm
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Osceola Gallery

This is a silkscreen done with a government grant to the Oakland Museum to be used for setting up …

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Signature
Silkscreen signature printed from Wayne Thiebaud's original.
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Oakland Museum
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, ‘Silkscreen for "Survey at Oakland Museum", 1947-1976’, 1976, Print, Heavy Ink Silkscreen on thick paper, Osceola Gallery
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This is a silkscreen done with a government grant to the Oakland Museum to be used for setting up printing presses, ie: Lithography, Etching processes, and Silkscreen: and put artists competent in these mediums to work. This is a very thick inked work printed from Wayne's original painting!

Medium
Signature
Silkscreen signature printed from Wayne Thiebaud's original.
Publisher
Oakland Museum
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

Silkscreen for "Survey at Oakland Museum", 1947-1976, 1976

Heavy Ink Silkscreen on thick paper
30 × 22 in
76.2 × 55.9 cm
Sold
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