Wayne Thiebaud - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, October 24, 2023 | Phillips

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  • “For me it is about remembrance – sketching certain types of reflected patterns, different kinds of lighting, then conjuring it up with your memory and imagination.”
    —Wayne Thiebaud
    The Sacramento River deltas and levees near Thiebaud’s studio became a source of inspiration starting in the mid-1990s where he would sketch en plein air and then work combined ideas back at his easel – personal emotions along with academic composition and elements in daring colors. “I was intrigued by what I could do to try to get some kind of image or self-relationship, which I hadn’t seen so much…” Thiebaud said, “As a consequence, I tried to steal every kind of idea—Western, Eastern—and the use of everything I could think of—atmospheric perspective, size differences, color differences, overlapping, exaggeration, linear perspective, planal and sequential recessions—and to do that with the kind of vision I talked about before, with as many ways of seeing in the same picture—clear forms, hazy, squinting, glancing, staring and even a sort of inner seeing.”

Property from an Esteemed Maryland Collection


Hill River

Drypoint and aquatint with direct gravure in colors, on Somerset paper, with full margins.
I. 12 x 22 3/8 in. (30.5 x 56.8 cm)
S. 21 1/4 x 30 1/2 in. (54 x 77.5 cm)

Signed, dated and numbered 24/40 in pencil (there were also 10 artist's proofs), published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco (with their blindstamps), framed.

Full Cataloguing

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $21,590

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 24-26 October 2023