by Steven Rosen
49 days ago
Posted In: Visual Art
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looking for a way to honor Cincinnati-native Pop artist Tom Wesselmann in your
front yard or in your home or office, you might be interested in one of these
30-by-89-inch museum street banners from the popular Wesselmann retrospective, Beyond Pop Art, that came to Cincinnati
Art Museum last year. They have just been offered for sale at betterwall.com
for $499 each; there are 74 available.
banners are not actually from the Cincinnati stop on the traveling show. They are
from the previous one at the Denver Art Museum. Our art museum did not use
street banners to promote the show.
features a reproduction of a very lovely large painting — oil on shaped canvas —
that Wesselmann created in 1967, “Seascape #22.” It is based on his
observations of women sunbathing in Cape Cod. He concentrated on the foot
kicking up from the beach.
who died in 2004 at age 73, studied at both University of Cincinnati and the
Art Academy of Cincinnati before going to the Cooper Union in New York City. He
began showing his work in New York in the early 1960s and became most famous
for his Great American Nude series.
specializes in selling surplus street banners from art institutions, such as
Denver, Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Seattle
Art Museum and more.
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 15, 2013
In New York, under the
stage name Patti Astor, she became a club habitué and Queen of the
Downtown Screen. She was a star of some of the underground No Wave films
of the late 1970s/early 1980s that helped spark New York’s grungy and
wildly creative East Village arts scene.