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This classic 1980 Tom Wesselmann aquatint has the distinction of being the very last work in the artist's iconic "Bedroom Blonde" series of prints. It is referenced in the 1980 Catalogue Raisonne of Wesselmann's graphic works (Stealingworth) as a work in progress, though it was completed very soon after publication and the image shown in the raisonne looks almost identical to the completed print.

It has all the hallmarks of the most desirable and recognizable Wesselmann works, with the bleach blonde California hair, saturated lips and full pubic hair. It is hand signed by Tom Wesselmann, dated 1980 and numbered 29 from the small edition of only 100. It bears the distinctive blind stamp of the publisher.

This particular piece has excellent provenance. It came from the private collection of collector & critic Winifred Bell (former art writer for the Berkshire Eagle and other publications) who acquired it from the Elaine Horwitch Gallery in Santa Fe. (Sadly, Ms. Horwitch would die in 1991 at the age of only 58.)

The work is in fine condition in its original gallery frame, bearing two original labels from the Elaine Horwitch Gallery with the 1980 price of US $8,500.

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Publication: Tom Wesselmann, Stealingworth, Abbeville Press, 1980, 1st Edition, p. 286
Catalogue Raisonné: Bedroom Blonde Series Gatefold, Nude Aquatint, page 286, Stealingworth
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Provenance:
  • Elaine Horwitch Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico Winifred Bell Private Collection USA
  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 37 x 40 in. (93.98 x 101.6 cm.)
  • Framed Under: Plexi
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