Great American Nude, 1965
Graphite on paper
8 1/4 x 9 5/8 inches
signed 'Wesselmann', lower right recto titled and dated verso: 'D-25 DRAWING FOR screenprint NUDE FOR "ELEVEN POP ARTISTS" Ca 1965'
Great American Nude, 1965, is registered in the archives of the Tom Wesselmann Estate under inventory number "D-25"
Private collection, New York, acquired from the artist
Private collection, New York
Similar Drawings Exhibited
Sidney Janis Gallery, New Paintings by Tom Wesselmann, 1966, no. 30.
Frankfurter Kunstverein Steine, Kunst nach 45 aus Frankfurter Privatbesitz, 1983.
Iconic Tom Wesselmann Great American Nude Drawing
A superb draftsman, Tom Wesselmann is best known for his Pop Art series of Great American Nudes, depicting faceless nude women. His Great American Nude series propelled him to the pinnacle of the 60's Pop Art movement.
Drawing For Silkscreen Nude, 1965 is a vintage signed, dated & titled study for Tom Wesselmann's important 1965 Nude screenprint, included in 11 Pop Artists portfolio, published by Multiples, Inc., in an edition of 200 impressions & 50 artist's proofs.
Signed 'Wesselmann' on the lower right recto; this unique graphite on paper is titled & dated on the verso: "D-25 DRAWING FOR SILKSCREEN NUDE FOR "ELEVEN POP ARTISTS' Ca 1965".
Unlike many Tom Wesselmann drawings on the market, Drawing For Silkscreen Nude, 1965 is an important study for one of the artist's most famous and iconic images in an intimate scale. Great American Nude, 1965, is registered in the archives of the Tom Wesselmann Estate under inventory number "D-25"