Tom Wesselmann American, 1931-2004
Tom Wesselmann attended college in Ohio, first at Hiram College and then he transferred to major in psychology at the University of Cincinnati. He was drafted to the US Army in 1952. During his time in the military services, he learned about aerial photography interpretation and began to draw cartoons about his experiences. After being discharged, and completing his psychology degree in 1954, he began to study drawing at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. In 1956, he moved to New York City to study art at the Cooper Union. During his time at the Cooper Union, he met his soon to be wife Claire Selley, who would also become a lifelong inspiration for his art. He was considered the co-founder and the leading figure of the American Pop movement of the 1960s. He is best known for his collages, sculptures, and screen prints that stylized the female figure. Wesselmann’s work is represented in many prominent collections around the world, including Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain in Paris, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, Nationalgalerie in Berlin, Berardo Collection in Lisbon, Museum of Modern Art in New York and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, amongst others.
Art Basel Miami Beach1 - 3 Dec 2022Ben Brown Fine Arts is thrilled to be returning to Miami to participate in Art Basel Miami Beach , from 29 November to 3 December,...
TEFAF New York 20226 - 10 May 2022Ben Brown Fine Arts is excited to participate in eighth edition of TEFAF New York at the Park Avenue Armory, from May 6 to 10, 2022. We will be presenting a curated booth with a selection of superlative paintings, and sculptures by leading 20th and 21st century artists including Frank Auerbach, Miquel Barceló, Alighiero Boetti, John Chamberlain, Lucio Fontana, Willem De Kooning, Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol and Tom Wesselmann. Highlights of the booth will include Andy Warhol's Portrait of Jon Gould, a work from Tom Wesselmann's famous Bedroom Painting series, as well as Untitled (Woman) by Willem de Kooning. The booth will also feature works by Claude Lalanne and François-Xavier Lalanne, coinciding with our current exhibition titled Les Lalanne: Makers of Dreams at our London gallery.