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Original Lithograph by Tom Wesselman #71 from 1 cent Life Book
The size of Original Lithograph: 16 1/8" L.X 11 3/8" W.
Artist: Tom Wesselman (1931-2004)
Medium: Pop Art Original Lithograph on thick paper.
Edition No. 1772/2000
Page No. 71, from 1 cent Life Book.
Published on: 1964
Title of Lithograph: American Nude
The condition of Lithograph: Excellent
We guarantee it is Original Lithograph by Tom Wesselman.
This is rare Original Lithograph from one of page out of 1 cent Life Book contemporary
pop artist. Other side of this lithograph done by Kimber Smith with No. 71, single lithograph.
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Ting, Walasse, edited by Sam Francis. Bern: E.W. Kornfeld. 1964. "To become truly immortal a work must escape all human limits; logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the regions of childhood visions and dream." – Giorgio de Chirico "1 Cent Life" began as a simple idea by artist Walasse Ting in 1962, developed during talks he had with his friend the artist Sam Francis. Ting wanted to combine international artists and different styles into a single book, linking them together in one collective spirit alongside his own art and poetry. "1 Cent Life" was a landmark publication from 1964, and now a collectable book based on the impressive artwork it contains. It was a revolutionary tract for a collective aesthetic; an assembled vision of Pop and European abstraction; featuring flat hard-edged and splatter painting; biomorphic art, splashing neon-florescent colors and monochromes all meeting up in a single loud and dynamic package. "1 Cent Life" is among the most beautifully conceived and artistic book-works of the 1960s, unlike anything published before or after. With large empty spaces next to areas of maximum color saturation and layered density, "1 Cent Life" was an inspirational book of 1960s design and spirit – a polyglot enterprise –and certainly Ting’s best known work. "1 Cent Life" is a large elephant-folio unbound book containing 62 lithographs made by 28 European and American artists with 62 letterpress poems by Walasse Ting and set in multi-colored inks. The lithography was realized and printed in Paris by Maurice Beaudet and the typography carried out in handset letterpress by George Girard. The book was published by E. W. Kornfeld, Bern, Switzerland in 1964, and edited by artist Sam Francis.
Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004)
He was born at Cincinnati. From 1949 to 1951 he attended college in Ohio; first at Hiram College, and then transferred to major in Psychology at the University of Cincinnati. He was drafted into the US Army in 1952, but spent his service years stateside. During that time he made his first cartoons, and became interested in pursuing a career in cartooning. After his discharge he completed his psychology degree in 1954, whereupon he began to study drawing at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. He achieved some initial success when he sold his first cartoon strips to the magazines 1000 Jokes and True.
Cooper Union accepted him in 1956, and he continued his studies in New York. During a visit to the MoMA he was inspired by the Robert Motherwell painting Elegy to the Spanish Republic: "The first aesthetic experience… He felt a sensation of high visceral excitement in his stomach, and it seemed as though his eyes and stomach were directly connected".
Wesselmann also admired the work of Willem de Kooning, but he soon rejected action painting: "He realized he had to find his own passion he felt he had to deny to himself all that he loved in de Kooning, and go in as opposite a direction as possible."
For Wesselmann, 1958 was a pivotal year. A landscape painting trip to Cooper Union's Green Camp in rural New Jersey, brought him to the realization that he could pursue painting, rather than cartooning, as a career.