(American, b. 1931)
Title: Cut Out Nude
Medium: Screenprint/formed vinyl
Size: 20" x 24”
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Tom Wesselmann is an American Pop artist best known for his stylized female nudes. He begun in 1961 with his Great American Nude series that drew from American imagery and media culture, rendered in flat, bold colors. Like Jim Dine, he disagreed with the label of “Pop” artist. He experimented with materials and imagery; both collage and sculpture found their way into his assemblages, and the aesthetics of common objects figured heavily into his work. Born on February 23, 1931 in Cincinnati, OH, he moved to New York to attend The Cooper Union, graduating in in 1959 with a diploma in fine art. Wesselmann founded the Judson Gallery, along with Dine and Marcus Ratliff shortly after, and continued to live and work in New York until his death on December 17, 2004 at the age of 73.