Tom Wesselmann


London

  • Courtesy the Estate of Tom Wesselmann - Licensed by VAGA, New York and Almine Rech.
    , Sunset Nude With Matisse Odalisque, 2003
    Oil on canvas, 304,8 x 254 cm - 120 x 100 in.
    Sunset Nude With Matisse Odalisque, 2003. Oil on canvas, 304,8 x 254 cm - 120 x 100 in. - Courtesy the Estate of Tom Wesselmann - Licensed by VAGA, New York and Almine Rech.
  • , Maquette for Banana Split, 2003
    Liquitex on Bristol board
    31 x 28,5 x 8 cm (framed)
    12 1/4 x 11 1/4 x 3 1/8 inches (framed)
  • , Maquette for One Dozen, 2002
    Liquitex on Bristol board
    29,5 x 29,5 x 8 cm (framed)
    11 5/8 x 11 5/8 x 3 1/8 inches (framed)
  • , Maquette for Three Step, 2002
    Liquitex on Bristol board
    28 x 28 x 8 cm (framed)
    11 x 11 x 3 1/8 inches (framed)
  • , Maquette for Seven Up Beauty, 2002
    Liquitex on Bristol board
    27,5 x 31 x 8 cm (framed)
    10 7/8 x 12 1/4 inches (framed)
  • , Maquette for Three Step, 2002
    Liquitex on Bristol board
    28 x 28 x 8 cm (framed)
    11 x 11 x 3 1/8 inches (framed)
  • , Maquette for Three Step II, 2002
    Liquitex on Bristol board
    27,5 x 28 x 8 cm (framed)
    10 7/8 x 11 x 3 1/8 inches (framed)
  • , Maquette for Five Spot, 2003
    Liquitex on Bristol board
    31,5 x 32 x 8 cm (framed)
    12 3/8 x 12 5/8 x 3 1/8 inches (framed)
  • , Study for Sunset Nude with Matisse, 2004
    Ink and colored paper on 100% rag tracing paper
    24 x 24,5 x 4 cm (framed)
    9 1/2 x 9 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches (framed)
  • , Maquette for Short Stop II, 2002
    Liquitex on Bristol board
    26 x 29 x 9 cm (framed)
    10 1/4 x 11 3/8 x 3 1/2 inches (framed)
  • , Study for Seated Sunset Nude, 2004
    Ink and colored pencil on 100 % rag paper
    22 x 4 x 21 cm (framed)
    8 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches (framed)
  • , Nude Drawing 2/11/00 (1), 2000
    Charcoal on rag paper
    107,5 x 137 x 6 cm (framed)
    42 3/8 x 53 7/8 x 2 3/8 inches (framed)
  • , Nude Drawing 2/11/00 (9), 2000
    Charcoal on paper
    194 x 148 x 6,5 cm (framed)
    76 3/8 x 58 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches (framed)
  • , Study for Sunset Nude, with Orange Sky, 2004
    Ink and colored pencil on 100% rag tracing paper
    24,5 x 4 x 28 cm (framed)
    9 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 11 inches (framed)
  • , Study for Sunset Nude with Palm Trees, 2002
    Ink and colored pencil on 100% rag tracing paper
    21,5 x 23,5 x 4 cm (framed)
    8 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 1 5/8 inches (framed)
  • , Study for Sunset Nude-Palm Trees and Shrubs, 2003
    Ink and colored paper on 100% rag tracing paper
    22 x 24,5 x 4 cm (framed)
    8 5/8 x 9 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches (framed)
  • , Study for 3-D Nude, 2002
    Ink and colored pencil on 100% rag tracing paper
    23 x 23 x 4 cm (framed)
    9 x 9 x 1 5/8 inches (framed)
  • , Study for Sunset Nude with Picasso Vase, 2004
    Ink and colored pencil on 100% rag tracing paper
    21 x 22 x 4 cm (framed)
    8 1/4 x 8 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches (framed)
  • , Study for Sunset Nude with Odalisque with Raised Arms, 2003
    Ink and colored pencil on 100% rag tracing paper
    27 x 24,5 x 4 cm (framed)
    10 5/8 x 9 5/8 x 1 5/8 inches (framed)
  • , Study for Sunset Nude Floral Blanket, 2002
    Ink and colored pencil on 100% rag tracing paper
    21,5 x 24 x 4 cm (framed)
    8 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 1 5/8 inches (framed)
  • , Study for Sunset Nude with Floral Blanket, 2003
    Ink and colored pencil on 100% rag tracing paper
    20,5 x 4 x 22,5 cm (framed)
    8 1/8 x 1 5/8 x 8 7/8 inches (framed)
  • , Study for Sunset Nude, Two Legs up, Matisse Self Portrait, 2004
    Ink and colored pencil on 100% rag tracing paper
    24,5 x 29 x 4 cm (framed)
    9 5/8 x 11 3/8 x 1 5/8 inches (framed)
  • , Exhibition Detail, 2004
    oil on canvas and cut-out aluminum on wood construction,
    comprised of five elements
    285,8 x 254 x 254 cm
    112 1/2 x 100 x 100 inches
  • , Seven Up Beauty, 2003
    Oil on cut-out aluminum
    188,6 x 231,1 x 45,7 cm
    74 1/4 x 91 x 18 inches
  • , Three Step II, 2003
    oil on cut-out aluminum
    221 x 221 x 29,2 cm
    87 x 87 x 11 1/2 inches
  • , Three Step, 2003
    oil on cut-out aluminum
    213,4 x 203,2 x 53,3 cm
    84 x 80 x 21 inches
  • , Sunset Nude with Palm Trees, 2003
    oil on canvas
    251 x 331 x 8,5 cm (framed)
    98 7/8 x 130 3/8 x 3 3/8 inches (framed)
  • Courtesy the Estate of Tom Wesselmann - Licensed by VAGA, New York and Almine Rech.
    , Sunset Nude With Matisse Odalisque, 2003
    Oil on canvas, 304,8 x 254 cm - 120 x 100 in.
    Sunset Nude With Matisse Odalisque, 2003. Oil on canvas, 304,8 x 254 cm - 120 x 100 in. - Courtesy the Estate of Tom Wesselmann - Licensed by VAGA, New York and Almine Rech.
  • , Study for Sunset Nude Floral Blanket, 2002
    Ink and colored pencil on 100% rag tracing paper
    21,5 x 24 x 4 cm (framed)
    8 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 1 5/8 inches (framed)

Press release

Almine Rech London is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Tom Wesselmann, opening January 30th, 2019. The exhibition will consist of rarely shown works from his Sunset Nudes series created in his final years, and a monumental installation.

Tom Wesselmann’s series Sunset Nudes (2002-2004) recalls the highly provocative blondes of the earlier series. Monumental in size, the series is rooted in the magazine and billboard imagery of the sixties out of which Wesselmann’s practice emerged. Wesselmann was greatly influenced by Matisse and continued the legacy of both the reclining female and the drawn line in a unique visual language that is strong and immediately identifiable.

Tom Wesselmann (b. 1931, Cincinnati, Ohio – d. 2004, New York) became one of the leading American Pop artists of the 1960s, rejecting abstract expressionism in favor of the classical representations of the nude, still life, and landscape. He created collages and assemblages incorporating everyday objects and advertising ephemera in an effort to make images as powerful as the abstract expressionism he admired. He is perhaps best known for his Great American Nude series with their sensuous forms and intense colors. In the 1970s, Wesselmann continued to explore the ideas and media which had preoccupied him during the 1960s. Most significantly, his large Standing Still Life series, composed of freestanding shaped canvases, showed small intimate objects on a grand scale. In 1980, he continued exploring shaped canvases (first exhibited in the 1960s) and began creating his first works in metal. He instigated the development of a lasercutting application, which would allow him to make a faithful translation of his drawings in cut-out metal. In the 1990s and early 2000s, the artist expanded these themes, creating abstract three-dimensional images.


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