Tom Wesselmann

Cincinnati, 1931 - New York, 2004

Tom Wesselmann was a prominent member of the Sixties Pop Art movement that elevated consumer items like the soup tin and comic strip to the status of cultural icons.

Wesselman initially studied psychology in Cincinnatti, where he was born, before going on to study drawing at the Art Academy there. Until his death in 2004 he lived and worked in New York City.

Wesselmann’s series Great American Nude, begun in 1961, first brought him to the attention of the art world. But he is also the painter of the still-life with a tin of Del Monte Fruit Cocktail (1962).
Wesselmann’s subjects are derived from the world of ‘naughty girls, fast food and Coca Cola’. His work is included in the collections of important museums like New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Tokyo’s Central Museum.

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Jaski Gallery is situated in the heart of Amsterdam’s Art & Antiques district, where we’ve been since 1988. We specialise in work from the CoBrA movement and contemporary art. The gallery regularly stages exhibitions and takes part in major art fairs such as TEFAF in Maastricht and PAN Amsterdam.


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