Sale: 349 / Post War / Contemporary Art, April 29. 2009 in Munich Lot 1060

 
Tom Wesselmann - Still life with Lichtenstein and two oranges


1060
Tom Wesselmann
Still life with Lichtenstein and two oranges, 1993.
Silkscreen in colours
Estimate:
€ 8,000 / $ 8,160
Sold:
€ 9,760 / $ 9.955

(incl. 22% surcharge)

Still life with Lichtenstein and two oranges. 1993.
Silkscreen in colours.
Signed and numbered 14/90. On cardboard. 82,5 : 126,5 cm (32,4 : 49,8 in). Sheet: 108 x 149 cm (42,5 x 58,6 in). From the early 1960s, the influence of the late Matisse was of paramount importance to Tom Wesselmann. Through Matisse’s "gouaches découpées" (paper cut-outs in bright colours), Tom Wesselmann arrived at the types basic to his œuvre and continued to be guided by them in his later work. This becomes apparent in his nude and still lifes, genres in which Wesselmann used motifs such as windows, flowers and fruits, in the vibrant colours, crisp outlines, swinging line and the balance held between positive and negative forms. Wesselmann was striving for results that “exploded on the wall and, in this respect, Matisse had an important influence” (quoted from: Thomas Zacharias, Künstler. Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst, Munich 1998, p. 7). [NB]

PROVENIENZ: Collection Paul Rothman, New York.

With the blindstamp "Screened Images". Published by International Images (with blindstamp)
In good condition. Unexamined out of the frame.




1060
Tom Wesselmann
Still life with Lichtenstein and two oranges, 1993.
Silkscreen in colours
Estimate:
€ 8,000 / $ 8,160
Sold:
€ 9,760 / $ 9.955

(incl. 22% surcharge)