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Tom Wesselmann


United States

4 Works exhibited on Kooness

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Works by Tom Wesselmann

Study for sunset nude and floral blanket

2003

10.2 x 7.6cm

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Nude with bouquet and stockings

1991

203.2 x 111.8cm

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Still Life

1988

47.6 x 37.5cm

7974,48 €

Scribble Version of Still Life #58

1990

156.1 x 134.6cm

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Along with Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann is considered a major figure of New York Pop art. He rejected the principles of Abstract Expressionism and made bold paintings and inventive sculptures—both cut-metal works and assemblages—which riff on pop culture and art historical compositions. Women were a constant source of inspiration: Wesselmann’s most famous series, “Great American Nude” (1961–73), channels the brazen energy of American advertising and features flat, faceless female figures whom the artist often situated among stars and stripes. Educated at Cooper Union and the Art Academy of Cincinnati, Wesselmann got his start selling cartoons to magazines, newspapers, and ad agencies before he found success as a fine artist. Today, he’s represented in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, among other institutions. At auction, his work frequently sells for seven figures.