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Tom Wesselmann
[English & Italian Texts]

Edited by Cristina Garbagna
May 2005
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications
320 Pages, Illustrated. 8 7/8 x 11 1/4"
$97.50 Hardback

Tom Wesselmann, best known for his series of Great American Nudes, begun in the early 60s and continuing still, is one of the more subtle of the American Pop artists, known more for isolating and abstracting items of the pop visual experience into a new two-dimensional context, than for layering it on.

As might be guessed from the title of his most famous series, his imagery often partakes of the female body, or parts of it.Seen as one of the 'hardcore' Pop Artists, Tom Wesselmann painted bright and bold still life. This particular publication covers all aspects of his career including his best known works, with a critical text that the explains the ambiguity and almost arbitrary use of colour that have become his hallmark-described by one critic as newmatic glamour.

Exhibition schedule
Museo D'Arte Contemporaneo di Roma, Rome June -
September 2005

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