Tom Wesselmann




A solo exhibition by American artist Tom Wesselmann. The exhibition will consist of rarely shown works from his Sunset Nudes series created in his final years, and a monumental installation.

Tom Wesselmann’s series Sunset Nudes (2002-2004) recalls the highly provocative blondes of the earlier series. Monumental in size, the series is rooted in the magazine and billboard imagery of the sixties out of which Wesselmann’s practice emerged. Wesselmann was greatly influenced by Matisse and continued the legacy of both the reclining female and the drawn line in a unique visual language that is strong and immediately identifiable.

Tom Wesselmann (b. 1931, Cincinnati, Ohio – d. 2004, New York) became one of the leading American Pop artists of the 1960s, rejecting abstract expressionism in favor of the classical representations of the nude, still life, and landscape. He created collages and assemblages incorporating everyday objects and advertising ephemera in an effort to make images as powerful as the abstract expressionism he admired. He is perhaps best known for his great American Nude series with their sensuous forms and intense colors.

Duration 30 January 2019 - 23 March 2019
Times Tuesday — Saturday, from 10:00 to 18:00
Cost Free
Venue Almine Rech Gallery
Address Grosvenor Hill, Broadbent House, London, W1K 3JH
Contact 4402072873644 / contact.london@alminerech.com / www.alminerech.com

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