Sharon Core - Photographs Evening Sale New York Wednesday, April 1, 2015 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Bellwether Gallery, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    ''I'd stand in front of his paintings, and I'd be a child in the 1960's again.''—Sharon Core

    After seeing the Wayne Thiebaud retrospective at the Whitney Museum of Modern Art in 2001, American artist Sharon Core decided to recreate the artist’s famed paintings of delectable confections. Drawing from Post-War cookbooks like McCall's Book of Cakes and Pies as well as from her professional background as a food stylist for a number of publications, including Martha Stewart Living, Core painstakingly reproduced some of Thiebaud’s most iconic paintings. “Many of the marks on Thiebaud's food paintings directly mimic the hand of food preparation,” Core commented. “The paint brushstrokes are close to icing or mustard.” After carefully preparing the pastries and candy, Core carefully staged and lit each composition to capture the essence of Thiebaud’s paintings. More so, each image is printed in the exact same size as its canvas counterpart. The end result is a most beautiful—and appetizing—homage to an icon of American Pop imagery.

    Another print of this image is in the collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.


Candy Counter 1969

Chromogenic print, face-mounted to Plexiglas.
47 1/2 x 35 1/2 in. (120.7 x 90.2 cm)
Signed, dated and numbered 3/7 in ink on the reverse of the flush-mount.

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $52,500

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Photographs Evening Sale

New York 1 April 2015 6pm