Expert Voices: Lisa Dennison on Wayne Thiebaud’s Candy Counter

New York | 18 May

A masterpiece of 1960s American Pop, Candy Counter is stunning example of Wayne Thiebaud’s signature and iconic confectionary masterpieces executed on an expansive scale. Lush, playful, and powerfully evocative, Candy Counter evinces Thiebaud’s celebrated practice of elevating images of American nostalgia, transforming the quotidian into the iconic through sumptuous imagery and color that evoke both mood and memory. With a luscious palette and masterful command of brushstroke and shadow, Candy Counter reimagines and reinvigorates its subject matter, emboldening its presence as a meditative reflection on American life and embodying an enduring tribute to the cultural consciousness of postwar America.

Candy Counter from Wayne Thiebaud will be offered in Sotheby’s Contemporary Evening Auction on 18 May at Sotheby’s New York as a part of the New York Sales presented in partnership with CELINE.

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