Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004)

 

Embossed Smoker (proof)

 

1968-1979

Pencil and thinned acrylic on embossed paper
11.25 x 10 inches / 28.1 x 25.2 cm (sheet)
6.6 x 5.9 inches / 16.7 x 15 cm (rectangle embossing)
5.31 x 4.72 inches / 13.5 x 12 cm (image embossing)
Signed ‘Tom Wesselmann’ and dated ‘79’
Dedicated: ‘
For Gaïa
Inscribed: ‘
Proof
This work is unique.

 

Provenance:

Collection Toni and Gaïa Burgering, The Netherlands, acquired directly from the artist.
Private collection, Belgium.

 

Literature:

Wesselmann, Stealingworth, Abbeville Press, New York, 1980 Illustrated page 282 (illustration of the edition).

 

Pencil and thinned acrylic on double embossed paper, 1968-79, signed in pencil, dated, dedicated and inscribed 'Proof', aside from the 1979 single embossed edition of 25, issued by the Tom Wesselmann studio, New York. After being embossed in 1968, the paper for this edition, as well as the black and white edition, P792, remained unpainted until 1979. Each was painted by hand in the studio and this work was dedicated by Wesselmann to Gaïa Burgering during a studio visit.

 

Tom Wesselmann Digital Catalogue Raisonné, no. P791, listed as ‘Dedicated Proof’.


This work is recorded in the archive of The Wesselmann Estate, number P791.D.

 

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