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    Sale 1904

    Post War and Contemporary Art Morning Session

    14 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 127

    Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004)

    Study for Bedroom Painting #2

    Price Realised  

    Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004)
    Study for Bedroom Painting #2
    signed, titled and dated 'STUDY FOR BEDROOM PAINTING #2 1967 Wesselmann' (on the stretcher)
    oil on canvas
    8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm.)
    Painted in 1967.


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    'I feel naive and I imagine myself lying in bed with my lover, my wife, and I look up and see this beautiful breast, beautiful, hanging there and I become aware of other things around it, and that's all there is to it -- just a visual moment, an intense focus' (Tom Wesselmann).

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    Provenance

    Sidney Janis Gallery, New York
    B.C. Holland Inc., Chicago
    Daniel Varenne, Galerie Le Clos De Sierne, Geneva
    The Mayor Gallery, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION