Bedroom Face by Tom Wesselmann
Considered one of the pioneers of the Abstract Expressionist movement in the 1960s, Wesselmann favored the classical representation of the nude through his portrait painting. The one dimensional and central figure of the nude is illuminated with a bright palette and flattened composition.
Tom Wesselmann was a prolific printmaker. Tom Wesselman Print’s touched upon the medium in the 1960s and 1970s, it was from 1980 that Tom Wesselmann began to take the print medium seriously and devoted more time to the art of printmaking. Tom Wesselman, working in both lithograph and screen print, Tom Wesselman created the majority of his editions as screen prints, a large number of them being created based on sitters Claire, Monica and Vivienne. Often extremely large in format, Tom Wesselmann’s pop imagery lends itself naturally to the screen print medium and the results are bright, crisp and iconic.
Hence, he became known for his “Great American Nude” series, linked to more classical works. Due to his particular aesthetic, he was seen, along with figures like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, as one of the purveyors of Pop Art,