Thiebaud, Wayne. (1920-2021)
Signed 1963 Exhibition Announcement
1963 art card exhibition announcement signed later by the American artist "[heart drawing] Thiebaud 1976" to the lower margin. The card, reproducing in black and white one of the artist's celebrated a gumball machine paintings, announces Thiebaud's exhibition of recent paintings at the Allan Stone gallery, in April 1963. Slight creasing to upper left corner, otherwise in fine condition. 6.5 x 4.75 inches (16.5 x 12 centimeters).
Best known for his luscious paintings of pies, ice-cream cones and gumball machines, California artist Wayne Thiebaud has been an avid and prolific draftsman since he began his career as an illustrator and cartoonist. Associated with Pop art because of his interest in objects of mass culture, he endows even the most banal, everyday scenes with a sense of poetry and nostalgia. His early works, executed during the fifties and sixties, slightly predate the works of the classic pop artists like Warhol, Oldenburg and Lichtenstein, suggesting that Thiebaud may have had an influence on the movement.
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