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1964 Radio Edition

1991
Cut-out steel multiple, painted with alkyd oil in colours.
75.1 x 95.2 x .2 cm (29 5/8 x 37 1/2 x 0 1/8 in.)
Signed and numbered 11/25 with an electric engraving tool on the reverse (there were also 6 artist’s proofs), further signed, titled, dated and numbered in black ink on the reverse, one of only 12 copies from the edition signed by the artist, copies 13-25/25 and 4 hors commerce were later signed by the Tom Wesselmann Estate, published by the artist and Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, unframed.

Estimate
£15,000 - 20,000 

sold for £37,500

Contact Specialist
Robert Kennan
Head of Sale
London
+44 207 318 4075

General Enquiries
+44 20 7318 4069

  • 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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48

1964 Radio Edition

1991
Cut-out steel multiple, painted with alkyd oil in colours.
75.1 x 95.2 x .2 cm (29 5/8 x 37 1/2 x 0 1/8 in.)
Signed and numbered 11/25 with an electric engraving tool on the reverse (there were also 6 artist’s proofs), further signed, titled, dated and numbered in black ink on the reverse, one of only 12 copies from the edition signed by the artist, copies 13-25/25 and 4 hors commerce were later signed by the Tom Wesselmann Estate, published by the artist and Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, unframed.

Estimate
£15,000 - 20,000 

sold for £37,500

Contact Specialist
Robert Kennan
Head of Sale
London
+44 207 318 4075

General Enquiries
+44 20 7318 4069

Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 19 January 2017