Tom Wesselmann (American, 1931-2004)
Study for Sunset Nude (Two Legs Up)
Signed and dated "Wesselmann 02" within the composition l.r., inscribed "MAT TO JUST COVER EDGES" u.l., inscribed with the Tom Wesselmann Studio inventory number "D02126" on the verso.
Ink and colored pencil on 100% rag tracing paper, 4 x 6 1/4 in. (10.3 x 16.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Torn left and upper edges (as part of the artist's process), small crease to l.l. corner, fox mark l.r., floated in frame, not examined out of frame.
Provenance: Sold by the artist's estate to Galleria Flora Bigai Arte Contemporanea, Pietrasanta, Italy, 2006; Galleria Forni, Bologna; a private Massachusetts collection.
N.B. American Pop artist Tom Wesselmann made numerous small studies for his final series of paintings, Sunset Nudes (2002-2004). Drawing inspiration from Matisse and Manet, Wesselmann set his take on the odalisque before vibrant, flat swaths of pattern.
We would like to thank the Tom Wesselmann Studio for their kind assistance in cataloging this lot.
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