Tom Wesselmann - Evening Editions London Tuesday, February 26, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Guggenheim Museum, New York
    Private collection

  • Catalogue Essay

    Tom Wesselmann often acted as his own publisher, but in 1998 he worked exclusively with Mr. Sandro Rumney, ownerof Art of This Century galleriesin New York and Paris. As the grandson of Peggy Guggenheim, Mr. Rumney stipulated that one impression from Wesselmann's edition be donated to the Guggenheim Museum, and was therefore numbered G 1/1.

  • 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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Still Life with Red Blowing Curtain

Screenprint in colours, on Coventry rag 335 gsm paper, with full margins,
I. 47 x 60.3 cm (18 1/2 x 23 3/4 in);
S. 67.9 x 81.3 cm (26 3/4 x 32 in)

signed and annotated 'G 1/1' (aside from the edition of 100) in pencil, published by the artist and Sandro Rumney, in very good condition, unframed.

£3,000 - 4,000 

Sold for £4,375

Evening Editions

27 February 2013