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Tom Wesselmann – Nude

Tom Wesselmann, Nude is an Etching made in 1980.  It is signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil.

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.

Title

Nude

Medium

Etching

Year

1980

Edition

100

Signature

Signed, dated, numbered

Size 35.25 x 37.5 (in)
90 x 95 (cm)
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Tom Wesselmann, Nude is an Etching made in 1980.  It is signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil.

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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Title

Nude

Medium

Etching

Year

1980

Edition

100

Signature

Signed, dated, numbered

Size 35.25 x 37.5 (in)
90 x 95 (cm)
Price Price on Request