Published by Mousse Publishing. Edited with text by Chris Sharp. Text by Sabrina Tarasoff.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Tom Wesselmann: La Promesse du Bonheur, held at the Villa Paloma, Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, this catalogue is a critical overview of a key American pop artist and an important opportunity to analyze specific aspects of his work: Victorian and post-Victorian sexuality, female agency, postwar economic abundance, beauty, the erotics of anticipation, the politics of the gaze and strategies of indeterminacy.
Every aspect of the book’s design, including its more than 170 color illustrations, is conceived to reflect on the artist’s haptic, indexical painterly approach and his oversize scale system.
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 No longer our product
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.