Wayne Thiebaud stands alone. A great American artist, he is peerless as a painter of still-life whose technical virtuoso is matched by the charm of his subjects. His paintings have often been compared to desserts--his composite whites looking as delectible and delicious as frosting.
In Rabbit, 1970-1971, Thiebaud endulges in his dual fascinations with form and surface. The rabbit is a simple and modest form, but the illusion of a soft and warm creature before us is dazzling. Thiebaud the painter/magician seems to have pulled this rabbit out of a hat.