Published by Mitchell-Innes & Nash. Text by Michael Lobel.
Best known for his career-spanning series Great American Nude, featuring female figures in intensely saturated interiors, Pop artist Tom Wesselmann (1931–2004) used collage, assemblage and shaped canvases to usher in a new vocabulary of painting. The works in this catalogue highlight a number of techniques that Wesselmann pioneered and are largely not to be found among his Pop contemporaries. In an interior still life from 1964, Wesselmann incorporates a fan and a clock into the canvas, pushing the boundaries of collage and assemblage. Collages from the 1960s feature cutouts from advertising billboards. Also included are Wesselmann’s steel-cut works, molded plastic paintings and his iconic shaped canvases. A large-scale painting installation is featured, underscoring Wesselmann’s highly innovative approach in bringing the medium into three dimensions. From his Great American Nude of 1961 to his final Sunset Nude of 2004, the full breadth of Wesselmann’s accomplishment is represented.
Published by Charta. Essays by Danilo Eccher and Slim Stealingworth.
Tom Wesselmann, best known for his series of Great American Nudes, begun in the early 60s and continuing still, is one of the more subtle of the American Pop artists, known more for isolating and abstracting items of the pop visual experience into a new two-dimensional context, than for layering it on, more and more and more. As might be guessed from the title of his most famous series, his imagery often partakes of the female body, or parts of it. This particular publication focuses on his latest works, made in 2002 and 2003, and includes recent studies and maquettes as well. A lavish introductory section, which recapitulates Wesselmann's life and work, offers further insight into a master of the Pop Art form.
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 11.5 x 8.25 in. / 88 pgs / 36 color / 23 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 2/2/2004 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2004
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881584505TRADE List Price: $37.00 CDN $45.00
Published by Cantz. Artwork by Tom Wesselmann. Edited by Thomas Burchsteiner. Contributions by Marco Livingstone. Text by Otto Letze.
Examining every phase of Tom Wesselmann's development and output, this retrospective casts new light on their origins and interrelationship. A fresh look at a leading figure in the vanguard of American Pop Art.
This book examines the work of Tom Wesselmann, one of the great American Pop artists alongside Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, and sheds new light on his distinctive contributions to art history.
Exploring Wesselmann’s steadfast focus on the fundamentals of art making, this generously illustrated volume casts him as an heir to both Ingres and Matisse, and a forerunner to contemporary artists such as Eric Fischl, Richard Phillips, and Mickalene Thomas. While famous for his Great American Nude series and still lifes of the early 1960s, Wesselmann consistently reinvented himself as an artist. He explored a variety of techniques including collage, painting, bas-relief still lifes, laser-cut landscapes, and three-dimensional nudes. Wesselmann’s forceful compositions exude cool objectification and rich sensuality, and exemplify the shift in cultural paradigms, between the old world and the new that began in the 1960s. Wesselmann also wrote country music, including the classic song “I Love Doing Texas with You,” which appears on the soundtrack to Brokeback Mountain. Including scholarly essays and numerous illustrations, this monograph reveals the astonishing visual impact and superb aesthetic quality of Wesselmann’s work.
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