Illuminated grip flex paint on Uvex plastic
This work is in very good condition overall. All of the elements are well intact and the electrical component is in good working order and is fitted for a US outlet. There is evidence of light wear and handling along the edges. There are some scattered and unobtrusive surface accretions and light abrasions visible under close inspection. Under very close inspection, there is evidence of a minor repair beneath the right corner of the radio and a few repaired cracks to the shelf component as is expected for a work of this period and is likely due to the artist’s plastic extrusion process. Framed. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
46 1/2 by 58 by 5 in. 118.1 by 147.3 by 12.7 cm.
Minneapolis, Dayton's Gallery; Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tom Wesselmann, March - July 1968, p. 9, illustrated (another example exhibited) Tokyo, Isetan Museum of Art; Sapporo, Museum of Contemporary Art; Shiga, The Museum of Modern Art; Osaka, Museum of Art, Tom Wesselmann: A Retrospective Survey 1959-1992, September 1993 - March 1994, cat. no. 19, pp. 64-65, illustrated in color Kunsthalle Tubingen; Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts; Berlin, Altes Museum; Munich, Museum Villa Stück; Kunsthal Rotterdam; Speyer, Historiches Museum der Pfalz; Paris, Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain; Madrid, Fundación Juan March; Barcelona, Palau de la Virreina; Lisbon, Culturgest; Nice, Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain, Tom Wesselmann: A Retrospective Survey 1959-1993, April 1994 - January 1997, pl. 27, illustrated in color Rome, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Tom Wesselmann, June - September 2005, p. 72, illustrated in color (another example exhibited)
Slim Stealingworth, Tom Wesselmann, New York 1980, pp. 41-43, illustrated in color Sam Hunter, Tom Wesselmann, New York 1994, cat. no. 7, p. 12, illustrated in color
Jerome and Helen Goodman, Pound Ridge (gift of the artist in November 1967) Private Collection, New York
1931 - 2004