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  • Provenance

    Private Collection
    Andy Warhol & The Pop Generation, Sotheby's, London, 15 March 2005, lot 260
    Private Collection
    Sotheby's, Milan, 20 November 2017, lot 2
    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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Monica Sitting with Legs Spread

alkyd on cut-out steel
26.7 x 27.9 cm (10 1/2 x 10 7/8 in.)
Executed in 1985 - 1997, this work is number 8 from an edition of 25 plus 6 artist's proofs.

Estimate
£12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for £21,250

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 9 March 2018