Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Curated

New York

Tom Wesselmann
1931 - 2004
signed, partially titled, dated 1965 and numbered 2/4 on the reverse
grip flex paint on uvex plastic
47 7/8 by 59 3/8 by 5 in. 121.6 by 150.8 by 12.7 cm.
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Galerie IIeana Sonnabend, Paris
Gunter Sachs, Gstaad (acquired from the above in 1969)
Sotheby's, London, 22 May 2012, Lot 3
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner


Leipzig, Museum der Bildenden Künste, Gunter Sachs, 2008, p. 60, illustrated in color (erroneously titled)
Moscow, Museum Tsaritsyno, Gunter Sachs, 2009


Thomas Buchsteiner & Otto Letze, Tom Wesselmann 1959-1993, Ostfildern 1994, n.p., no. 27, illustrated in color
Sam Hunter, Tom Wesselmann, Barcelona 1995, p. 12, no. 7, illustrated in color
Exh. Cat., Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Gunter Sachs - Retrospektive, 2003, n.p., illustrated in color
Gunter Sachs, Mein Leben, Munich 2005, p. 384, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

“...the contrast between organic and inorganic is undercut not just by the identical color of the two items but also by the fact that both have been estranged from their ordinary circumstances: the radio will not switch on, the apple will never decay.”

Tom Wesselmann

Contemporary Curated

New York