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Tom Wesselmann

Great American Nude No. 43

Auction Closed

November 17, 10:15 PM GMT


1,200,000 - 1,800,000 USD

Lot Details


The Collection of Geraldine and Harold Alden

Tom Wesselmann

1931 - 2004

Great American Nude No. 43

signed wesselmann and dated '63 (on the reverse)

oil, enamel, acrylic, fabric, paper and cardboard collage with television set on panel

48 by 47¾ by 8 in.

121.9 by 121.3 by 20.3 cm.

Executed in 1963.

Please note that this work will be included in the Tom Wesselmann Digital Corpus published by the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, and will be included in their forthcoming Tom Wesselmann Digital Catalogue Raisonné.

Green Gallery, New York

Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Mayer, Chicago (acquired from the above in 1963)

Christie's, New York, 7 November 1989, lot 12

Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above)

Sotheby's, New York, 17 November 1998, lot 45

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exh. Cat., Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Beyond Pop: Tom Wesselmann, 2012, p. 26 (text)

Exh. Cat., Whitney Museum of American Art, Art about Art, 1978, pp. 152-153, illustrated

Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Pop Art, Nouveau Realisme, Etc., February - March 1965, no. 157 (checklist) 

Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Selections from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Mayer, 1968, no. 78 (checklist) 

University of Chicago, David and Alfred Smart Gallery, Contemporary Art from the Robert B. Mayer Collection, 1976

Washington, D.C., National Collection of Fine Arts, America as Art, 1976, no. 340, p. 301, illustrated

Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Ten Years of Collecting at the MCA, 1984

Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Nouveau Realism and Pop Art, 1985, n.p., illustrated