Tom Wesselmann, Bedroom Face with Orange Wallpaper, 1987

Artist: Tom Wesselmann (1931 - 2004)
Title:Bedroom Face with Orange Wallpaper, 1987
Image Size:55 1/2 x 64 1/2 in (141 x 163.8)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 100.
Signature:This work is hand signed by Tom Wesselmann (Cincinnati, 1931 – New York City, 2004)
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-6516

Historical Description

Tom Wesselmann Bedroom Face with Orange Wallpaper, 1987 is an intimate and sensual illustration of a woman that suggests a moment of pure relaxation and pleasure. Her brightly colored blue and orange eyeshadow and ruby lips enhance her glamor and convey an image of the stylized feminine beauty for which Wesselmann was famous. The work depicts a close up of a woman’s profile with her eyes and mouth slightly open. Two flowers in the foreground heighten the erotic nature of the composition and add to the sense of innocent beauty and seduction. In the background, the vibrant orange wallpaper with solid white designs echoes and enhances the color of her eye shadow. In the upper right corner, a glimpse of a lampshade implies a gateway to another plane. Wesselmann’s use of solid bright colors such as green, blue, yellow and orange contrast starkly with white spaces to create maximum impact of each element to accentuate a luxurious environment for which the artist was known for. A dark blue line encircling the woman’s face sets off her profile and completes the sense of a confident woman in command of her world.

Created in 1987, Tom Wesselmann Bedroom Face with Orange Wallpaper, 1987 is a silkscreen print. This work is hand signed and dated by Tom Wesselmann (Cincinnati 1931- New York City 2004) and numbered from the edition of 88.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Tom Wesselmann Bedroom Face with Orange Wallpaper, 1987, 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.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Tom Wesselmann Bedroom Face with Orange Wallpaper, 1987, is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.