Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tom Wesselmann

There are some artists that passed and you just wish you had had the chance to meet them. Delacroix is one of them. Tom Wesselmann is another. I had the wonderful opportunity to visit the artist's estate yesterday with Rick Librizzi, a long time friend of the artist. Mind-blowing the body of work he left behind; the shaped canvases, the art historical references (art works within art works), the sculpture, the drawings. What ecstasy! I love that he loved women. It shows in his work. Surely undervalued by the market, this may change in the next few years as his work is shared with the world through big museum exhibitions like the one Christie's Haunch of Venison gallery put up last year. Thanks to Rick, Claire and Monica who made me feel so comfortable there!
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