Tom Wesselmann - 1959-1993
by Tom Wesselmann
29 x 23 cm
101 illustrated images
Published by Cantz
First Edition - under blister
Includes texts by Helmut Werner, Thomas Buchsteiner, Otto Letze, Marco Livingstone, Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, Tilman Osterwold and Meinrad Maria Grewenig.
Wesselmann became one of the leading American Pop artists of the 1960s, rejecting abstract expressionism in favor of the classical representations of the nude, still life, and landscape. He created collages and assemblages incorporating everyday objects and advertising ephemera in an effort to make images as powerful as the abstract expressionism he admired. He is perhaps best known for his great ‘American Nude’ series with their sensuous forms and intense colors. In the 1970s, Wesselmann continued to explore the ideas and media which had preoccupied him during the 1960s. Most significantly, his large ‘Standing Still Life’ series, composed of free standing shaped canvases, showed small intimate objects on a grand scale.
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