Lot 10
  • 10

Tom Wesselmann

10,000 - 15,000 GBP
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  • Tom Wesselmann
  • Study for Sunset Nude (1960 Judy)
  • signed; titled and variously inscribed on the reverse
  • pen and coloured pencil on 100% rag tracing paper
  • sheet: 14 by 14.8 cm. 5 1/2 by 5 7/8 in.
  • image: 8 by 8.9 cm. 3 1/8 by 3 1/2 in.
  • Executed in 2002.


Robert Miller Gallery, New York
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

When unframed, there is a small circle drawn below the image which was Wesselmann's symbol to indicate that this study was the one he chose to use the composition in the large painting that resulted. His notation at the bottom “1 of 3 leg positions” confirms there were other studies with variations in the leg positions. For the final painting he used the colors from another study as the final color-study.