Tom Wesselmann (American, b.1931, d.2004), Still Life #60, 1973.Oil on canvas; 122 1/4 x 333 x 86 1/2 in. Lent by Claire Wesselmann. © Estate of Tom Wesselmann/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY, Photo Credit: Jeffrey Sturges.

Tom Wesselmann (American, b.1931, d.2004), Still Life #60, 1973.Oil on canvas; 122 1/4 x 333 x 86 1/2 in. Lent by Claire Wesselmann. © Estate of Tom Wesselmann/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY, Photo Credit: Jeffrey Sturges.


July 13, 2014 – September 14, 2014 – Denver Art Museum

Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective features the work of painter Tom Wesselmann, who is widely regarded as one of the leading figures of American pop art.

Tom Wesselmann (American, b.1931, d.2004), Smoker, 1 (Mouth, 12), 1967. Oil on canvas, in two parts; Overall 9' 7/8" x 7' 1" (276.6 x 216 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Susan Morse Hilles Fund, 1968. © Estate of Tom Wesselmann/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY, Photo Credit: Jeffrey Sturges.

Tom Wesselmann (American, b.1931, d.2004), Smoker, 1 (Mouth, 12), 1967. Oil on canvas, in two parts; Overall 9′ 7/8″ x 7′ 1″ (276.6 x 216 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Susan Morse Hilles Fund, 1968. © Estate of Tom Wesselmann/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY, Photo Credit: Jeffrey Sturges.


O
rganized chronologically, this exhibition follows the development of Wesselmann’s work, series by series, from the earliest abstract collages to his well-known series, Great American Nude, and still lifes of his pop period to the cut-steel drawings and Sunset Nudes of his late work.

Tom Wesselmann (American, b.1931, d.2004), Landscape #5, 1965. Oil on canvas and Liquitex and collage on canvas; 84 x 144 1/2 x 18 in. Lent by Claire Wesselmann. © Estate of Tom Wesselmann/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY, Photo Credit: Jeffrey Sturges.

Tom Wesselmann (American, b.1931, d.2004), Landscape #5, 1965. Oil on canvas and Liquitex and collage on canvas; 84 x 144 1/2 x 18 in. Lent by Claire Wesselmann. © Estate of Tom Wesselmann/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY, Photo Credit: Jeffrey Sturges.


B
eyond Pop Art features approximately 100 works, including the larger-than-life Still Life #60 (pictured above) and Screen Star.

Denver Art Museum