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John Wesley
GLANCE
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 338,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
183
John Wesley
GLANCE
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 338,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

John Wesley
B.1928
GLANCE

signed, titled and dated 1992 on the reverse


acrylic on canvas
60 by 72 in. 152.4 by 182.9 cm.
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Provenance

Galerie Rolf Ricke, Köln
Acquired by the present owner from the above circa 1995

Exhibited

Frankfurt, Portikus; Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, John Wesley: Paintings 1963-1992, Gouaches 1961-1992 , July - October 1993, p. 34, illustrated in color 
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Extended Loan, 2003 - 2009
Venice, Fondazione Prada on San Giorgio Maggiore Island, John Wesley, June - October 2009, no. 566, pp. 346 and 523, illustrated in color

Literature

Exh. Cat., Long Island City, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, John Wesley Paintings 1961 - 2000, 2000, p. 12, illustrated

Catalogue Note

"Painted cut-out-like female figures by John Wesley, Tom Wesselman's American Nudes or Mel Ramos and James Rosenquist's eroticised imageries, which objectify women in a pronounced manner, enlarging their sexual 'selling points," all functioned in a similar way. These 'period' pictures of eroticised, clichéd femininity, often unashamedly candid and exploitative, evolve from a sanitised and sterile hedonism of consumption that marked in particular the American version of 1960s and 1970s Pop Art, and found its recycling par excellence in the work of Jeff Koons during the 1990s."

(Kerstin Mey, Art and Obscenity, .B.Tauris, London, 2007, p. 28)

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