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  • Provenance

    Janis Gallery, New York, 1990
    Galerie Joachim Becker, Paris
    Private Collection, France
    Sotheby's, Paris, Art Contemporain, December 8, 2010, lot 185
    Private Collection

  • 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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192

Study for Bedroom Blonde with Green Wallpaper

1985
pencil, liquitex, on paperboard
11 5/8 x 12 7/8 in. (29.5 x 32.6 cm)
Signed and dated "Wesselmann 85" lower right.

Estimate
$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $62,500

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