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(1931 – 2004), USA

Tom Wesselmann Biography

Tom Wesselmann is well known for his collages, paintings, and sculptures depicting still lifes, landscapes, and nudes. He attended Cooper Union School of Art, New York, from 1956-1959, and was co-founder, with artists Marcus Ratliff and Jim Dine, of the influential Judson Gallery, New York (which operated from 1957 to the late 1960s). In the 1960s, he emerged as a leading figure of Pop Art.

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Wesselmann’s works are included in numerous museum collections including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; the Kaiser-Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid; the Museum Ludwig, Cologne; the Nasjonalgalleriet, Oslo; the Nationalgalerie, Berlin; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. 

Tom Wesselmann Featured Artworks

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Study for Sunset Nude with Picasso Vase by Tom Wesselmann contemporary artwork
Tom WesselmannStudy for Sunset Nude with Picasso Vase, 2004Ink and coloured pencil on 100% rag tracing paper
21 x 22 x 4 cm
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Study for Sunset Nude with Picasso Vase by Tom Wesselmann contemporary artwork
Tom WesselmannStudy for Sunset Nude with Picasso Vase, 2004Ink and coloured pencil on 100% rag tracing paper
21 x 22 x 4 cm
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Smoker banner by Tom Wesselmann contemporary artwork
Tom WesselmannSmoker banner, 1971Shaped colour vinyl on plasticised panel
157 x 143.5 cm
Galerie Gmurzynska Enquire about this work
Bedroom Nude with Red and Green Pillows by Tom Wesselmann contemporary artwork
Tom WesselmannBedroom Nude with Red and Green Pillows, 1975Pencil and Liquitex on watercolour paper
36.1 x 57.4 x 3.1 cm (incl frame)
Almine Rech Enquire about this work
Compote with Fruit and Shadow by Tom Wesselmann contemporary artwork
Tom WesselmannCompote with Fruit and Shadow, 1989Enamel on laser-cut steel
207 x 137.2 cm
Galerie Gmurzynska Enquire about this work
Bedroom Blonde with T.V. by Tom Wesselmann contemporary artwork
Tom WesselmannBedroom Blonde with T.V., 1984-93Oil on canvas on board with working tv
106.1 x 152.4 x 55.9 cm
Almine Rech Enquire about this work
Gina's Hand by Tom Wesselmann contemporary artwork
Tom WesselmannGina's Hand, 1972-82Oil on canvas
149.9 x 208.3 cm
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Tom Wesselmann Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Selections at Almine Rech, Brussels
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11–22 May 2020 Group Exhibition Selections Almine Rech, Online Only
Contemporary art exhibition, Tom Wesselmann, Flowers at Gagosian, New York
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14 June–16 August 2019 Tom Wesselmann Flowers Gagosian, Park & 75, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, A line (a)round an idea Selected Works on Paper at Gagosian, Geneva
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2 May–27 July 2019 Group Exhibition A line (a)round an idea Selected Works on Paper Gagosian, Geneva

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Tom Wesselmann In Ocula Magazine

Five must-see exhibitions in London this spring Ocula Report Five must-see exhibitions in London this spring By Dr Kostas Prapoglou, London

This spring five exhibitions in London take us on a journey to a domain of spatial and time-related inspirations. Human presence, intervention or absence appear as a unifying subject. Ronchini Gallery Jan Fabre: Knight of the Night Until 12 March 2016 At Ronchini Gallery in Mayfair, Belgian artist Jan Fabre has created one of his unique...

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Tom Wesselmann In Related Press

Will the Real Tom Wesselmann Please Stand Up? Related Press Will the Real Tom Wesselmann Please Stand Up? 13 August 2019, Frieze

Who is Slim Stealingworth? He wrote an 80-page essay for a Tom Wesselmann monograph in 1980. He also penned various catalogue essays for Wesselmann until 2002, two years before the American pop artist's death. 'Many of these earliest works began with finding a piece of wood that seemed special,' Stealingworth notes about Wesselmann's process.

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Exposing Ghosts of the Past, Michael Rakowitz Pulls Back the Curtain Related Press Exposing Ghosts of the Past, Michael Rakowitz Pulls Back the Curtain 13 August 2019, Hyperallergic

LONDON — Following Baghdad's fall to US troops in 2003, more than 15,000 artifacts were looted from the National Museum of Iraq by thieves. The presence of ISIS went on to facilitate further destruction of ancient culture in the country, yet looting and pillaging in Iraq is nothing new. Western archaeologists have been laying their claim...

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What shows to see during FIAC in Paris next week Related Press What shows to see during FIAC in Paris next week 14 October 2016, Whitewall

Do yourself a favour: next week during FIAC, wander beyond the walls of the Grand Palais. Paris is a scattered city that has a lot of art to offer, everywhere. In the face of the infinite exploring options, the following list should provide some assisted guidance. Enjoy!

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