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  • Artist Bio

    Tom Wesselmann

    American • 1931 - 2004

    As a former cartoonist and leading figure of the Pop Art movement, Tom Wesselmann spent many years of his life repurposing popular imagery to produce small to large-scale works that burst with color. Active at a time when artists were moving away from the realism of figurative painting and growing increasingly interested in abstraction, Wesselmann opted for an antithetical approach: He took elements of city life that were both sensual and practical and represented them in a way that mirrored Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol's own methodologies.

    Wesselmann considered pop culture objects as exclusively visual elements and incorporated them in his works as pure containers of bold color. This color palette became the foundation for his now-iconic suggestive figurative canvases, often depicting reclining nudes or women's lips balancing a cigarette.

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1982
Lithograph in colors, on Somerset paper, with full margins.
I. 16 3/4 x 25 in. (42.5 x 63.5 cm)
S. 22 x 30 in. (55.9 x 76.2 cm)

Signed and numbered VI/XXV in pencil (an artist's proof, the edition was 250), co-published by Metropolitan Opera Association and Circle Fine Art, New York (with their ink and blindstamps), framed.

Estimate
$4,000 - 6,000 

sold for $6,000

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Editions and Works on Paper Including Works from the Piero Crommelynck Collection

New York Auction 18 April 2017