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    Sale 7738

    Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction

    30 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 41

    Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004)

    Reclining Stockinged Nude #8

    Price Realised  

    Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004)
    Reclining Stockinged Nude #8
    signed, titled and dated 'Tom Wesselmann Reclining Stockinged Nude 1982 #8' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas on shaped board
    29 x 54½in. (73.7 x 138.4cm.)
    Painted in 1982


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    "Virtually everything I've done that's erotic is just nudity. Now it's true there is suggestiveness or there's implication. I haven't done a single thing yet where there is anything taking place. The only thing objectionable about the work really is just the fact that there's nudity or suggestiveness, but the suggestiveness is so vague that you can't hang a man for being suggestive" (Wesselmann, quoted in I. Sandler, 'Interview with Tom Wesselmann', 1984, reproduced at Smithsonian Archives of American Art Online).

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    Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner.