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TV Still Life, from the portfolio 11 Pop Artists, Volume III

1965 Tom Wesselmann Born: Cincinnati, Ohio 1931 Died: New York, New York 2004 screenprint 29 x 38 in. (73.7 x 96.5 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Philip Morris Incorporated 1966.29.29 Not currently on view


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By 1960, ninety percent of American households owned a television set. Tom Wesselmann offers an ironic update of the classic still life with this fixture of the twentieth century. He needed only a few colors and regimented lines to define a kitchen counter and tile backsplash.

Pop Art Prints, 2014

 

Keywords

Still life - fruit - pear

Still life - furniture - television

graphic arts - print