Sale: 448 / Post War II, June 09. 2017 in Munich Lot 531

 
531
Tom Wesselmann
Maquette for Hancock (Yellow Ghost), 1996.
Acrylic
Estimate:
€ 14,000 / $ 16,240
Sold:
€ 18,125 / $ 21.025

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Maquette for Hancock (Yellow Ghost). 1996.
Liquitex-Acrylic paint on board.
Signed and dated lower left. Signed, dated, titled and inscribed on rear of frame. 15 x 19 cm (5.9 x 7.4 in). Object box: 32 x 38 x 6,5 cm (12,5 x 14,9 x 2,5 in).

PROVENANCE: Galerie Benden & Klimczak, Cologne.
Galerie Maffett, Ingolstadt.
Private collection.

LITERATURE: Galerie Benden & Klimczak (editor), Tom Wesselmann: Abstract Maquettes, 2000, p. 34/ 35 with illu. in colors.

Essay
Based on his figurative Pop Art works, such as the series "Nudes“ or his still lifes, Tom Wesselmann also attained purely abstract compositions in the mid 1990s. He remained true to his style, however, Wesselmann employed his means of artistic creation in a new context. Wesselmann arranges abstract forms as cut-outs painted with lucent acrylic paint on the surface and creates a three-dimensional effect. With these works, which also unfold their artistic value in smaller formats, the artist explored new and experimental paths in the last years of his life.
531
Tom Wesselmann
Maquette for Hancock (Yellow Ghost), 1996.
Acrylic
Estimate:
€ 14,000 / $ 16,240
Sold:
€ 18,125 / $ 21.025

(incl. 25% surcharge)