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トム・ヴェッセルマン (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.  
ベッドルームブレスト200480 x 76 x 10 in.(203.2 x 193.04 x 25.4 cm)油彩・切り抜きアルミニウム
出所
プライベートコレクション (テキサス州)
展示会
ローマ、現代美術館、トム・ウェッセルマン 2005年6月8日-9月18日
文学
展覧会カタログ、トム・ウェッセルマン、ローマ現代美術館、2005年6月8日-9月18日
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"私は時々、仕事をしていて、特に新しいアイデアを始めるときに興奮することがある。何か危険なものといちゃついてるような、危険な気分になるんだ。「トム・ヴェッセルマン

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トム・ウェッセルマンはポップ・アート・ムーブメントのリーダーだった。官能的なイメージを大胆で鮮やかな色彩で描かれた日用品と組み合わせた「グレート・アメリカン・ヌード」シリーズなどの大作が記憶に新しい。ヴェッセルマンは、その活動を発展させるにつれ、伝統的なキャンバスの形式を超え、しばしば彫刻的なドローイングとして機能する、形のあるキャンバスやアルミニウムの切り抜き作品を制作するようになった。スケールを弄ぶことに興味を持ち続けたヴェッセルマンは、ヌードを構成する身体の部位により焦点を当てるようになった。口」シリーズや「寝室」シリーズでは、被写体全体ではなく、特定の要素に焦点を当てた。

 

ベッドルームの胸(2004年)は、切り出したアルミニウムに鮮やかな色彩で描かれたこれらの技法を組み合わせた作品である。この作品は、ある個人コレクターの邸宅のための特別注文であり、3次元の切り抜きアルミニウムに油彩で描かれたベッドルームの胸部というアイデアは、この作品が制作される前にウェッセルマンが長年取り組んでいたものであった。この作品の現在の所有者は、ヴェッセルマンのビジョンを信じ、この題材を自宅に持ち込むというアイデアを気に入ってくれた。

 

この作品は、ヴェッセルマンが亡くなる前に完成させた最後の作品のひとつである。この作品は、この種の作品としては唯一のものであり、このようなスケール、このような図像の立体的なアルミの油彩画はこれまで存在しなかった。  

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    ベッドルームの乳房」を制作するトム・ヴェッセルマン(1967年)
  • 寝室の乳房のための書斎
    Tom Wesselmann "Study for Bedroom Breast" (1967), 紙に鉛筆とペインティング, 4 x 3 3/4 in.
  • ベッドルーム胸部用マケット
    トム・ウェッセルマン《ベッドルームの胸のための習作》1967年、ブリストルボード、リキテックス、3/4×3/4×1/4インチ。
「長年、デッサン、特にヌードを描くことは、対峙する女性の美しさの重要な何かを捉えようとする必死の試みだった。女性の美しさはとてもとらえどころがないので、いつもフラストレーションが溜まっていました。"- トム・ヴェッセルマン

オークションでの上位入賞実績

キャンバスに油彩、コラージュ、ボードにアクリル、エナメルラジエータ、アッサンブラージュ、84 x 106 in.サザビーズ・ニューヨークにて販売:2008年5月14日。

"グレート・アメリカン・ヌード no.48" (1963)が10,681,000ドルで落札された。

キャンバスに油彩、コラージュ、ボードにアクリル、エナメルラジエータ、アッサンブラージュ、84 x 106 in.サザビーズ・ニューヨークにて販売:2008年5月14日。
リネンにアクリル、83 x 89 1/2 in. クリスティーズ・ニューヨークにて2008年5月13日に落札。

"Smoker #9"(1973年)は6,761,000ドルで落札されました。

リネンにアクリル、83 x 89 1/2 in. クリスティーズ・ニューヨークにて2008年5月13日に落札。
油彩・変形キャンバス、96×131インチ2007年5月15日、サザビーズ・ニューヨークで落札。

"Smoker #17" (1973)は5,864,000ドルで落札されました。

油彩・変形キャンバス、96×131インチ2007年5月15日、サザビーズ・ニューヨークで落札。

オークションで落札された類似作品

「グレート・アメリカン・ヌード No.48"(1963年)、キャンバスに油彩とコラージュ、ボードにアクリルとコラージュ、エナメルのラジエーターとアッサンブラージュ、84 x 106インチ。2008年5月14日、サザビーズ・ニューヨークにて10,681,000ドルで落札。
  • オークションでの史上最高額もヌード
  • ベッドルームのようなスケールの大きな室内シーン
「スモーカー17号」(1973年)、油彩、変形キャンバス、96 x 131インチ。2007年5月15日、サザビーズ・ニューヨークにて5,864,000ドルで落札。
  • ウェッセルマンヌードが強い結果を残したもう一つの例

「寝室の絵 #1」(1967年)、油彩、変形キャンバス、68 1/2 x 96インチ。2008年7月1日、サザビーズ・ロンドンにて4,099,800ドルで落札。
  • ベッドルームの絵画の別の例
  • ベッドルーム・ブレストと同等サイズ
  • 1960年代の不規則な形状のよくできた作品
「Great American nude no .21"(1961年)、ミクストメディア、ボード、60 x 48インチ。2011年5月11日、クリスティーズ・ニューヨークにて$3,330,500で落札。
  • ウェッセルマンヌードが強い結果を残したもう一つの例
  • ベッドルーム・ブレストのような大規模なもの

美術館所蔵の類似作品

ニューヨーク近代美術館

「Great American Nude #75」(1965年)、塗装された成型プラスチックと照明器具、48×54×5インチ。

ホイットニー美術館(ニューヨーク

「Great American Nude #57」(1964年)アクリル、油彩、紙、コンポジションボード、48 x 65 in.

クランブルック美術館(ミシガン州

"Smoker #18" (1975) 油彩・キャンバス 89 3/4 x 91 3/4 in.
"私は社会学的、文化的、感情的な意図からヌードを描くことはありません。私の唯一の意図は、伝統的なヌードの状況を利用して刺激的な絵画を作るための新しい方法を常に見つけたいということです。"- トム・ウェッセルマン

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