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  • Provenance

    Private Collection
    United Asian Auctioneers, Hong Kong, 27 November 2010, lot 113
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    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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Cynthia Nude

signed, numbered and dated 'wesselmann 81 77/100' lower left
screenprint in colours on Arches paper
sheet 73.6 x 97.8 cm. (28 7/8 x 38 1/2 in.)
frame 77 x 101 cm. (30 3/8 x 39 3/4 in.)

Published by Multiples, Inc., New York in 1982, this work is number 77 from an edition of 100 plus 20 artist's proofs and 6 printer's proofs, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

HK$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for HK$100,000

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