Tom Wesselmann



Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004) is one of the most iconic, collected..and sexy American Pop artists.

Wesselmann arrived in New York City to study at Cooper Union with the goal of becoming a cartoonist. 

After graduation, Wesselmann exhibited collages alongside Jim Dine. One of Wesselmann's earliest paintings was an immediate hit - depicting a stylized nude in simple bold patriotic colors alongside collage elements. 

By the early 1960s, although they were working completely independently from each other, Wesselmann, Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, and Roy Lichtenstein were contributing to the nascent Pop Art movement. All four of the artists were appropriating images from advertising, comic books, and consumer culture. 

Wesselmann was ambivalent if not critical of his association with Pop Art. By the mid-1960s he would be increasingly focusing on nudes, becoming his signature motif. The artist once said, “Painting, sex, and humor are the most important things in my life".

"Mouth #2" showcases one of Wesselmann's most iconic motifs: a glamorous, crimson-stained grin. Equally sensual and playful, this iconic smile became synonymous with the artist in the 1960s, perfectly encapsulating his bold and evocative aesthetic.

This design was reissued in 2021 as a fundraiser for Coalition for the Homeless. It includes all the original packaging. 

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"Mouth #2"

USA, 1966 (published 2021)

Fine bone china

Printed signature with inscription, verso

Includes custom artist box with printed signature

From an edition of 250

10.5"W (work)

Excellent condition. 

Produced by Prospect and supported by Gagosian

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