“At first glance, my pictures seem well behaved, as if – that is a still life, O.K. But these things have such crazy give-and-take that I feel they get really very wild” T.Wesselmann
Wesselmann is considered one of the major artists of New York Pop Art, along with Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol.
Wesselmann rejected Abstract Expressionism and made collages and assemblages that incorporated everyday objects and advertising ephemera.
The artist’s works are in major private, public, and corporate collections nationally and internationally, including the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., among others.
Tom Wesselmann (1931 - 2004) |Still Life with Matisse and Johns, 1993, (82/90) | Screen print in colors on paper | 45.25 x 59 in