|Bedroom Painting #38, 1978, Tom Wesselmann|
|Tom Wesselmann, Self-portrait (bottom-right)|
|Still-Life No 35, 1963, Tom Wesselmann|
|Elegy to the Spanish Republic, 1953-54, |
|Great American Nude No. 36, 1965, Tom Wesselmann, |
(they weren't all totally nude).
|Still-Life No. 20, Tom Wesselmann|
|Smoker, 1 (Mouth, 12), |
1967, Tom Wesselmann
Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, George Segal, and Andy Warhol, along with European artists like Christo, Yves Klein, and Jean Tanguy. Galleries in London and Paris followed suit, and soon the Pop Art merry-go-round was off and running. The only problem for Wesselmann was that, though he was aboard, all the others eclipsed his efforts to the point they became household names while Wesselmann, was relegated to the background noise in the movement. Perhaps this was because Wesselmann never really considered himself a Pop artist. In fact he rejected the movement as time went on, his work becoming much more abstract. He died in 2004.
|Bedroom Painting #76, 1984-93, Oil on canvas on board with working TV, Tom Wesselmann.|
The Bedroom series featured partially clad or nude women in somewhat erotic bedroom poses
|The Denver Art Museum mounted a retrospective of Wesselmann's|
work including this Pop sculpture version of one of his famous paintings