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Tom Wesselmann

Hedy Sleeping

alkyd oil paint on cut-out steel
1962
14 x 36 cm / 5 1/2 x 14 1/8 in.
verso signed, dated and numbered '18/25' edition of 25

Wesselmann became known in the 1960s with his series "Great American Nude". The unclothed female body remained a recurring motif in his oeuvre. The cout-out works began with Wesselmann's original idea to record the process and the spontaneity of his drawings, including the incorrect lines, and to transfer them to steel. He named them 'steel drawings'. The motifs of these works are the same ones which he had dealt with since the 1950s - nudes, still lifes, and landscapes. However, from the beginning he was predominantly interested in the form and the presentation of the image, which caused a constant change and development in his work. With his works on cut-out steel, Tom Wesselmann has contributed greatly to the intensigication of the image through the form.

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