Wayne Thiebaud - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 19, 2022 | Phillips
  • "It started out just as a sort of crazy problem to set for myself to orchestrate abstract elements with the subject matter. As soon as I did that, as I say, I couldn’t help but look at it and laugh, ‘That certainly has to be the end of me as a serious painter-a slice of pie.’ But I couldn’t leave it alone…It just seemed to be the most genuine thing which I had done." —Wayne Thiebaud

    • Provenance

      Atherton Gallery, Atherton, California
      Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson
      Acquired from the above by descent

    • Exhibited

      Stanford University Museum of Art, Stanford, California, The Anderson Collection, Two Decades of American Graphics 1967-1987, Prints, Multiples, Monotypes, Works in Paper, September 29, 1987 - January 3, 1988

    • Literature

      Betsy G. Fryberger, The Anderson Collection: Two Decades of American Graphics, 1967-1987, Prints, Multiples, Monotypes, Works in Paper, checklist p. 20

    • Catalogue Essay

      “…In spite of the fact that every pie appears to be similar, it was interesting to take all the spaces in between and make each shape dissimilar. Also all the pies are painted at a slightly different angle and they vary in size and area displacement. It is a play on the closeness of similarities and dissimilarities. At first glance, the pies look mechanical and have a sameness, at least, most people think they do until they study them closely.” Wayne Thiebaud talking to John Coplans in 1968 for the exhibition of Wayne Thiebaud at the Pasadena Art Museum

10 Works from the Family Collection of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson


Boston Cremes, from Seven Still Lifes and a Silver Landscape

Linocut in colors, on Arches paper, with full margins.
I. 13 5/8 x 20 3/8 in. (34.6 x 51.8 cm)
S. 22 3/8 x 30 in. (56.8 x 76.2 cm)

Signed, dated and numbered 27/50 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Parasol Press Ltd., New York, printed by Arnera, Vallauris, France, framed.

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$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $60,480

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 19 - 21 April 2022