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TOM WESSELMANN (1931-2004)

 
Tom Wesselmann was a leader of the Pop Art movement. He is best remembered for large-scale works, including his Great American Nude series, in which Wesselmann combined sensual imagery with everyday objects depicted in bold and vibrant colors. As he developed in his practice, Wesselmann grew beyond the traditional canvas format and began creating shaped canvases and aluminum cut-outs that often functioned as sculptural drawings. Continuing his interest in playing with scale, Wesselmann began focusing more closely on the body parts that make up his nudes. He created his Mouth series and his Bedroom series in which particular elements, rather than the entire sitter, become the focus.<br> <br>Bedroom Breast (2004) combines these techniques, using vivid hues painted on cut-out aluminum. The work was a special commission for a private collector's residence, and the idea of a bedroom breast piece in oil on 3-D cut-out aluminum was one Wesselmann had been working with for many years prior to this work's creation. The current owner of the piece believed in Wesselmann's vision and loved the idea of bringing the subject to his home.<br><br>It's one of, if not the last, piece Wesselmann completed before he passed away. The present work is the only piece of its kind - there has never been an oil on aluminum in 3D at this scale or of this iconography.   Tom Wesselmann was a leader of the Pop Art movement. He is best remembered for large-scale works, including his Great American Nude series, in which Wesselmann combined sensual imagery with everyday objects depicted in bold and vibrant colors. As he developed in his practice, Wesselmann grew beyond the traditional canvas format and began creating shaped canvases and aluminum cut-outs that often functioned as sculptural drawings. Continuing his interest in playing with scale, Wesselmann began focusing more closely on the body parts that make up his nudes. He created his Mouth series and his Bedroom series in which particular elements, rather than the entire sitter, become the focus.<br> <br>Bedroom Breast (2004) combines these techniques, using vivid hues painted on cut-out aluminum. The work was a special commission for a private collector's residence, and the idea of a bedroom breast piece in oil on 3-D cut-out aluminum was one Wesselmann had been working with for many years prior to this work's creation. The current owner of the piece believed in Wesselmann's vision and loved the idea of bringing the subject to his home.<br><br>It's one of, if not the last, piece Wesselmann completed before he passed away. The present work is the only piece of its kind - there has never been an oil on aluminum in 3D at this scale or of this iconography.   Tom Wesselmann was a leader of the Pop Art movement. He is best remembered for large-scale works, including his Great American Nude series, in which Wesselmann combined sensual imagery with everyday objects depicted in bold and vibrant colors. As he developed in his practice, Wesselmann grew beyond the traditional canvas format and began creating shaped canvases and aluminum cut-outs that often functioned as sculptural drawings. Continuing his interest in playing with scale, Wesselmann began focusing more closely on the body parts that make up his nudes. He created his Mouth series and his Bedroom series in which particular elements, rather than the entire sitter, become the focus.<br> <br>Bedroom Breast (2004) combines these techniques, using vivid hues painted on cut-out aluminum. The work was a special commission for a private collector's residence, and the idea of a bedroom breast piece in oil on 3-D cut-out aluminum was one Wesselmann had been working with for many years prior to this work's creation. The current owner of the piece believed in Wesselmann's vision and loved the idea of bringing the subject to his home.<br><br>It's one of, if not the last, piece Wesselmann completed before he passed away. The present work is the only piece of its kind - there has never been an oil on aluminum in 3D at this scale or of this iconography.   Tom Wesselmann was a leader of the Pop Art movement. He is best remembered for large-scale works, including his Great American Nude series, in which Wesselmann combined sensual imagery with everyday objects depicted in bold and vibrant colors. As he developed in his practice, Wesselmann grew beyond the traditional canvas format and began creating shaped canvases and aluminum cut-outs that often functioned as sculptural drawings. Continuing his interest in playing with scale, Wesselmann began focusing more closely on the body parts that make up his nudes. He created his Mouth series and his Bedroom series in which particular elements, rather than the entire sitter, become the focus.<br> <br>Bedroom Breast (2004) combines these techniques, using vivid hues painted on cut-out aluminum. The work was a special commission for a private collector's residence, and the idea of a bedroom breast piece in oil on 3-D cut-out aluminum was one Wesselmann had been working with for many years prior to this work's creation. The current owner of the piece believed in Wesselmann's vision and loved the idea of bringing the subject to his home.<br><br>It's one of, if not the last, piece Wesselmann completed before he passed away. The present work is the only piece of its kind - there has never been an oil on aluminum in 3D at this scale or of this iconography.   Tom Wesselmann was a leader of the Pop Art movement. He is best remembered for large-scale works, including his Great American Nude series, in which Wesselmann combined sensual imagery with everyday objects depicted in bold and vibrant colors. As he developed in his practice, Wesselmann grew beyond the traditional canvas format and began creating shaped canvases and aluminum cut-outs that often functioned as sculptural drawings. Continuing his interest in playing with scale, Wesselmann began focusing more closely on the body parts that make up his nudes. He created his Mouth series and his Bedroom series in which particular elements, rather than the entire sitter, become the focus.<br> <br>Bedroom Breast (2004) combines these techniques, using vivid hues painted on cut-out aluminum. The work was a special commission for a private collector's residence, and the idea of a bedroom breast piece in oil on 3-D cut-out aluminum was one Wesselmann had been working with for many years prior to this work's creation. The current owner of the piece believed in Wesselmann's vision and loved the idea of bringing the subject to his home.<br><br>It's one of, if not the last, piece Wesselmann completed before he passed away. The present work is the only piece of its kind - there has never been an oil on aluminum in 3D at this scale or of this iconography.   Tom Wesselmann was a leader of the Pop Art movement. He is best remembered for large-scale works, including his Great American Nude series, in which Wesselmann combined sensual imagery with everyday objects depicted in bold and vibrant colors. As he developed in his practice, Wesselmann grew beyond the traditional canvas format and began creating shaped canvases and aluminum cut-outs that often functioned as sculptural drawings. Continuing his interest in playing with scale, Wesselmann began focusing more closely on the body parts that make up his nudes. He created his Mouth series and his Bedroom series in which particular elements, rather than the entire sitter, become the focus.<br> <br>Bedroom Breast (2004) combines these techniques, using vivid hues painted on cut-out aluminum. The work was a special commission for a private collector's residence, and the idea of a bedroom breast piece in oil on 3-D cut-out aluminum was one Wesselmann had been working with for many years prior to this work's creation. The current owner of the piece believed in Wesselmann's vision and loved the idea of bringing the subject to his home.<br><br>It's one of, if not the last, piece Wesselmann completed before he passed away. The present work is the only piece of its kind - there has never been an oil on aluminum in 3D at this scale or of this iconography.   Tom Wesselmann was a leader of the Pop Art movement. He is best remembered for large-scale works, including his Great American Nude series, in which Wesselmann combined sensual imagery with everyday objects depicted in bold and vibrant colors. As he developed in his practice, Wesselmann grew beyond the traditional canvas format and began creating shaped canvases and aluminum cut-outs that often functioned as sculptural drawings. Continuing his interest in playing with scale, Wesselmann began focusing more closely on the body parts that make up his nudes. He created his Mouth series and his Bedroom series in which particular elements, rather than the entire sitter, become the focus.<br> <br>Bedroom Breast (2004) combines these techniques, using vivid hues painted on cut-out aluminum. The work was a special commission for a private collector's residence, and the idea of a bedroom breast piece in oil on 3-D cut-out aluminum was one Wesselmann had been working with for many years prior to this work's creation. The current owner of the piece believed in Wesselmann's vision and loved the idea of bringing the subject to his home.<br><br>It's one of, if not the last, piece Wesselmann completed before he passed away. The present work is the only piece of its kind - there has never been an oil on aluminum in 3D at this scale or of this iconography.   Tom Wesselmann was a leader of the Pop Art movement. He is best remembered for large-scale works, including his Great American Nude series, in which Wesselmann combined sensual imagery with everyday objects depicted in bold and vibrant colors. As he developed in his practice, Wesselmann grew beyond the traditional canvas format and began creating shaped canvases and aluminum cut-outs that often functioned as sculptural drawings. Continuing his interest in playing with scale, Wesselmann began focusing more closely on the body parts that make up his nudes. He created his Mouth series and his Bedroom series in which particular elements, rather than the entire sitter, become the focus.<br> <br>Bedroom Breast (2004) combines these techniques, using vivid hues painted on cut-out aluminum. The work was a special commission for a private collector's residence, and the idea of a bedroom breast piece in oil on 3-D cut-out aluminum was one Wesselmann had been working with for many years prior to this work's creation. The current owner of the piece believed in Wesselmann's vision and loved the idea of bringing the subject to his home.<br><br>It's one of, if not the last, piece Wesselmann completed before he passed away. The present work is the only piece of its kind - there has never been an oil on aluminum in 3D at this scale or of this iconography.   Tom Wesselmann was a leader of the Pop Art movement. He is best remembered for large-scale works, including his Great American Nude series, in which Wesselmann combined sensual imagery with everyday objects depicted in bold and vibrant colors. As he developed in his practice, Wesselmann grew beyond the traditional canvas format and began creating shaped canvases and aluminum cut-outs that often functioned as sculptural drawings. Continuing his interest in playing with scale, Wesselmann began focusing more closely on the body parts that make up his nudes. He created his Mouth series and his Bedroom series in which particular elements, rather than the entire sitter, become the focus.<br> <br>Bedroom Breast (2004) combines these techniques, using vivid hues painted on cut-out aluminum. The work was a special commission for a private collector's residence, and the idea of a bedroom breast piece in oil on 3-D cut-out aluminum was one Wesselmann had been working with for many years prior to this work's creation. The current owner of the piece believed in Wesselmann's vision and loved the idea of bringing the subject to his home.<br><br>It's one of, if not the last, piece Wesselmann completed before he passed away. The present work is the only piece of its kind - there has never been an oil on aluminum in 3D at this scale or of this iconography.   Tom Wesselmann was a leader of the Pop Art movement. He is best remembered for large-scale works, including his Great American Nude series, in which Wesselmann combined sensual imagery with everyday objects depicted in bold and vibrant colors. As he developed in his practice, Wesselmann grew beyond the traditional canvas format and began creating shaped canvases and aluminum cut-outs that often functioned as sculptural drawings. Continuing his interest in playing with scale, Wesselmann began focusing more closely on the body parts that make up his nudes. He created his Mouth series and his Bedroom series in which particular elements, rather than the entire sitter, become the focus.<br> <br>Bedroom Breast (2004) combines these techniques, using vivid hues painted on cut-out aluminum. The work was a special commission for a private collector's residence, and the idea of a bedroom breast piece in oil on 3-D cut-out aluminum was one Wesselmann had been working with for many years prior to this work's creation. The current owner of the piece believed in Wesselmann's vision and loved the idea of bringing the subject to his home.<br><br>It's one of, if not the last, piece Wesselmann completed before he passed away. The present work is the only piece of its kind - there has never been an oil on aluminum in 3D at this scale or of this iconography.  
Seno de la habitación200480 x 76 x 10 in.(203,2 x 193,04 x 25,4 cm) óleo sobre aluminio recortado
Procedencia
Colección privada, Texas
Exposición
Roma, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Tom Wesselman, 8 de junio - 18 de septiembre de 2005
Literatura
Catálogo de la exposición, Tom Wesselman, Roma, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, 8 de junio - 18 de septiembre de 2005
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"A veces me emociono tanto trabajando, sobre todo cuando empiezo nuevas ideas; me emociono tanto que me siento incómodo. Casi me siento peligroso, como si estuviera coqueteando con algo peligroso. " - Tom Wesselmann

Historia

Tom Wesselmann fue uno de los líderes del movimiento Pop Art. Se le recuerda sobre todo por sus obras a gran escala, como su serie Great American Nude, en la que Wesselmann combinaba imágenes sensuales con objetos cotidianos representados con colores vivos y llamativos. A medida que desarrollaba su práctica, Wesselmann fue superando el formato tradicional del lienzo y empezó a crear lienzos con formas y recortes de aluminio que a menudo funcionaban como dibujos escultóricos. Continuando con su interés por jugar con la escala, Wesselmann empezó a centrarse más en las partes del cuerpo que componen sus desnudos. Creó las series Mouth (Boca) y Bedroom (Dormitorio ), en las que se centraba en elementos concretos, en lugar de en el modelo completo.

 

Pecho de dormitorio (2004) combina estas técnicas, utilizando tonos vivos pintados sobre aluminio recortado. La obra fue un encargo especial para la residencia de un coleccionista privado, y la idea de un pecho de dormitorio al óleo sobre aluminio recortado en 3D era una idea con la que Wesselmann había estado trabajando durante muchos años antes de la creación de esta obra. El actual propietario de la obra creyó en la visión de Wesselmann y le encantó la idea de llevar el tema a su casa.

 

Es una de las obras, si no la última, que Wesselmann completó antes de fallecer. Esta obra es única en su género: nunca se ha pintado un óleo sobre aluminio en 3D a esta escala ni con esta iconografía.  

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    Tom Wesselmann creando "Bedroom Breast" (1967)
  • Estudio para Dormitorio Pecho
    Tom Wesselmann "Study for Bedroom Breast" (1967), lápiz y pintura sobre papel, 4 x 3 3/4 pulg.
  • Maqueta para Seno de Dormitorio
    Tom Wesselmann "Study for Bedroom Breast" (1967), Liquitex sobre tablero Bristol, 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 1/4 pulg.
"Durante muchos años, el dibujo, especialmente del desnudo, fue un intento desesperado de captar algo significativo de la belleza de la mujer a la que me enfrentaba. Siempre fue frustrante porque la belleza de la mujer es tan esquiva". - Tom Wesselmann

Los mejores resultados en la subasta

Óleo y collage sobre lienzo, acrílico y collage sobre tabla, radiador esmaltado y ensamblaje, 84 x 106 pulg. Vendido en Sotheby's Nueva York: 14 de mayo de 2008.

"Great American Nude no. 48" (1963) se vendió por 10.681.000 dólares.

Óleo y collage sobre lienzo, acrílico y collage sobre tabla, radiador esmaltado y ensamblaje, 84 x 106 pulg. Vendido en Sotheby's Nueva York: 14 de mayo de 2008.
Acrílico sobre lino, 83 x 89 1/2 pulg. Vendido en Christie's Nueva York: 13 de mayo de 2008.

"Smoker #9" (1973) se vendió por 6.761.000 dólares.

Acrílico sobre lino, 83 x 89 1/2 pulg. Vendido en Christie's Nueva York: 13 de mayo de 2008.
Óleo sobre lienzo perfilado, 96 x 131 pulg. Vendido en Sotheby's Nueva York: 15 de mayo de 2007.

"Smoker #17" (1973) se vendió por 5.864.000 dólares.

Óleo sobre lienzo perfilado, 96 x 131 pulg. Vendido en Sotheby's Nueva York: 15 de mayo de 2007.

Obras comparables vendidas en subasta

"Gran desnudo americano núm. 48" (1963), óleo y collage sobre lienzo, acrílico y collage sobre tabla, radiador esmaltado y ensamblaje, 84 x 106 pulg. Vendido en Sotheby's Nueva York: 14 de mayo de 2008 por 10.681.000 dólares.
  • El precio récord pagado en subasta también es un desnudo
  • Una escena de tipo interior, a gran escala como Bedroom Breast
"Smoker no 17" (1973), óleo sobre lienzo perfilado, 96 x 131 pulg. Vendido en Sotheby's Nueva York: 15 de mayo de 2007 por 5.864.000 dólares.
  • Otro ejemplo de un resultado sólido para un desnudo de Wesselmann

"Bedroom Painting #1" (1967), óleo sobre lienzo perfilado, 68 1/2 x 96 pulg. Vendido en Sotheby's Londres: 1 de julio de 2008 por 4.099.800 dólares.
  • Otro ejemplo de cuadro de dormitorio
  • Tamaño comparable al de nuestro Dormitorio Pecho
  • Obra de forma irregular, bien ejecutada, de la década de 1960
"Gran desnudo americano nº 21" (1961), técnica mixta sobre tabla, 60 x 48 pulg. Vendido en Christie's Nueva York: 11 de mayo de 2011 por 3.330.500 dólares.
  • Otro ejemplo de un resultado sólido para un desnudo de Wesselmann
  • A gran escala, como Bedroom Breast

Obras similares en colecciones de museos

El Museo de Arte Moderno de Nueva York

"Great American Nude #75" (1965), plástico moldeado pintado y accesorios de iluminación, 48 x 54 x 5 pulg.

Museo Whitney de Arte Americano, Nueva York

"Great American Nude #57" (1964), acrílico y óleo sobre papel y tablero de composición, 48 x 65 pulg.

Museo de Arte Americano Crystal Bridges, Arkansas

"Smoker #9" (1973) acrílico sobre lino, 83 x 89 1/2 pulg.

Museo de Arte Cranbrook, Michigan

"Smoker #18" (1975), óleo sobre lienzo, 89 3/4 x 91 3/4 pulg.
"No represento los desnudos desde ninguna intención sociológica, cultural o emocional. Mi única intención es encontrar siempre nuevas formas de hacer cuadros emocionantes utilizando la situación del desnudo tradicional." - Tom Wesselmann

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