Tom Wesselmann (1931 - 2004)

Blonde Vivienne (65/100), 1988-1989
Screenprint in colors on Paper
56 x 57 in (142.24 x 144.78 cm)
$24,000
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Screenprint in colors, 1988-89, on wove paper, signed and dated in pencil, numbered from the edition of 100 (there were also 12 artist's proofs), published by International Images, Inc., Putney, Vermont, with their blindstamp. This work is in excellent condition. L. 43¾ in. (1111 mm.) (Diameter) S. 56 x 57 in. (1422 x 1448 mm.) Tom Wesselmann found fast fame in the 1960s with his supersized and visceral vision of the female form. He set out to animate figurative art, inspired by European artists from Matisse to Bonnard to Titian. At first glance, Wesselmann's bright, vivacious women, like Blonde Vivienne, could be construed as pin-ups or ‘Playboy’ images, yet for the artist they were depictions of intimacy and sexual liberation in an age where these concepts were at the forefront of popular culture.