Tom Wesselmann - Evening & Day Editions New York Monday, October 28, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Swann Galleries: May 16, 2013, Lot 173

  • 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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Monica With Tulips

Screenprint in colors, on Lenox museum board, with full margins
I. 35 7/8 x 44 3/4 in (91.1 x 113.7 cm)
S. 44 3/4 x 53 3/8 in (113.7 x 135.6 cm)

signed and numbered 48/100 in pencil (there were also 12 artist's proofs), published by International Images, Putney, Vermont (with their blindstamp), hairline cracking in the inks (primarily visible under close examination, not distracting), otherwise in good condition, framed.

$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $6,250

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Evening & Day Editions

New York 28 October 2013 10am & 6pm