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Tom Wesselmann

Study for Sunset Nude with Floral Blanket

ink and coloured pencil on rag tracing paper
2003
7,6 x 10,2 cm / 3 x 4 in.
signed lower left

Wesselmann became famous in the 1960s with his "Great American Nude" series. The nude female body remained a recurring motif in his work. Developing it further in his "Bedroom Paintings", Wesselmann began to concentrate on a few details of the figure such as hands, feet, and breasts, surrounded by flowers and objects. In a next step he reduced the scene to a few outlines, at the same time bringing it close to the foreground. In his late works, diminishing the border between his figurative and abstract styles, his admiration and the influence of Matisse become ever more evident. Provenance available

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