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  • Provenance

    Sidney Janis Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1975

  • 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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Open Ended Nude Drawing Edition #67

signed, titled and dated "#67. Wesselmann 74" lower left
Liquitex and pencil on rag board
3 7/8 x 9 in. (9.8 x 22.9 cm.)
Executed in 1974.

Estimate
$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $47,500

Contact Specialist
John McCord
Head of Day Sale, Morning Session
New York
+1 212 940 1261
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 14 November 2018