William Weston Gallery , Stand n° AM531
Roy Lichtenstein . 1967.
TOM WESSELMANN Bedroom Face with Lichtenstein
Original screenprint in colours. Signed in pencil. Numbered from the edition of 75. (There were also a total of 29 H.C. and A.P. proofs). Printed by Steve-Maiorano-Screened Images, New York (with the blindstamp. Edition issued by the artist and Harry Jancovici, 1997. Provenance: Private Collection, Monaco. Note: A total of 41 colour inks were used to print this image. Note: It was Wesselmann’s theme of ‘Great American Nudes’, which he began in 1961, which first brought his art to a wide American public. He had also started at the same period to work on a large scale and to incorporate into his imagery the style and themes of the big advertising hoardings lining American roads. The simplified forms, bright colours and deliberate ‘patterning’ of the shapes gave his work an instant appeal. Through his friendship with artists like Alex Katz, and contact with art dealers and gallery owners such as Castelli, he came into contact with the other artists who had also been influenced by popular imagery and form in advertising, such as Lichtenstein, Rosenquist and Warhol. It was also at this period that the phrase ‘Pop Art’ was starting to be used by the critics and the public. Wesselmann never thought of himself at that time as a part of the ‘Pop’ movement but there was certainly an allied, if independent, inspiration.
Pablo Picasso Jacqueline Lisant. Jacqueline Reading.
Other Represented Artists
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