TOM WESSELMANN 1931-2004
Cincinnati 1931-2004 New York (American)
Title: Beautiful Kate #11, 1981
Technique: Signed, Dated, Titled and Inscribed Liquitex and Graphite on Rag Board
Size: 9.5 x 22.8 cm. / 3.7 x 9 in.
Additional Information: This unique work is in colours is hand signed in pencil by the artist “Wesselmann”, at the lower left sheet edge.
It is also dated in pencil “81” [ 1981] next to the signature.
The work is titled in pencil “#11” next to the signature.
It is inscribed by the artist “Gift Kate Wesselmann 81”, verso.
Note: This composition of “Kate” was visited by the artist for over a decade, and he made 47 variations playing with the colour combinations of the composition. Ours is a particularly early example of the series, being the 11th unique composition of 47. Each one of these variants is unique.
Kate Wesselmann, acquired in 1981
Sotheby’s New York, Arcade Auction: Impressionist, Modern & Contemporary Art, 7 November 1997, Lot 484.
Condition: Very good condition. Soft handling creases along the sheet edges. The sheet is hinged to a backing board along the upper sheet edge, verso.