Tom Wesselmann

Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004) was an American artist who is one of the most important representatives of the Pop Art movement. Wesselmann’s works are characterized by their bright colors, clear lines and the use of collage techniques, whereby he often integrated everyday objects such as lipsticks, melons or nudes into his works. His “Great American Nude” series, in which he presents the female nude in a typically pop, sometimes ironic depiction, are particularly well-known. Although Wesselmann is often associated with Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, he developed a unique style that was characterized by a mixture of sensuality, humour and a certain seriousness. His works were not only critical commentaries on consumer culture, but also reflections on the role of women in society and the power of visual media.