|Artist:||Tom Wesselmann (1931 - 2004)|
|Title:||Steel Drawing: Monica Lying on Blanket, 1988|
|Medium:||Enamel on laser-cut steel|
|Image Size:||21 x 40 in (53.3 x 101.6 cm)|
|Sheet Size:||21 x 40 in (53.3 x 101.6 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 25|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed by Tom Wesselmann (Cincinnati, 1931 – New York City, 2004).|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
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Tom Wesselmann Steel Drawing Edition: Monica Lying on Blanket, 1988, is a pop art interpretation of a beguiling classical figurative scene that is both seductive and good-natured. Wesselmann marvelously combines the concept of drawing and discovers a wonderfully rare approach to creating sculptural work. A favored theme in the artists oeuvre, nude women, this work illustrates admired and acclaimed subject matter. Wesselmann portrays a sensual and captivating illustration of a reclined nude woman on a blue blanket. The white background contrasts sharply with the beige, black and red outlines of her body, allowing for a simple yet alluring vision of her femininity. The woman’s relaxed posture is calming and invites the viewer to participate in an intimate and affectionate moment. Wesselmann’s exclusion of facial features, such as the eyes and nose, suggest an anonymity and encourage the viewer to focus on the classical lines of the piece rather than on a personal connection with the subject. Hints of red on the nipples and mouth convey an erotic, yet playful mood. The use of black for the woman’s hair is slightly disordered to emphasize a moment of pure pleasure and leisure. The figure’s black hair provides a stark contrast to the other more subtle colors of the piece, and the slightly disordered style of the hair emphasizes a sense of leisure and abandon. The open position of the figure’s arms and legs further emphasizes this moment of abandon and creates an intriguing and slightly diagonal composition with a harmony of form that encourages viewers’ appreciation.
Created in 1988, Tom Wesselmann Steel Drawing Edition: Monica Lying on Blanket is enamel on laser-cut steel. This work is hand signed by Tom Wesselmann (Cincinnati 1931- New York City 2004).
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Tom Wesselmann Steel Drawing Edition: Monica Lying on Blanket, 1988, is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).
1. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.