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Monica Sitting by Wall

Artist/Maker: Tom Wesselmann (United States, 1931-2004)

Date: 1990
Medium: lithograph
Sheet: 46 3/4 x 38 3/4 in. (118.7 x 98.4 cm)
Framed: 52 1/4 x 44 1/8 x 2 in. (132.7 x 112.1 x 5.1 cm)
Classification: Art Works
Credit Line: Gift of Ann and Dr. Norman Jaffe
Object number: 99.0030.48
DescriptionWhile the female nude is one of the oldest traditions in western art, Wesselmann's erotically evocative nudes belong to the tradition of Pop and its interest in the common aspects, if not the downright vulgarity, of culture. This reflects an attitude consistent with his statement, "Painting relates to both beauty and ugliness ... I try to work in the gap between the two." (Interview with Gene Swenson, Art News, 1964)
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