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June 29, 2022 10:00 AMCalender

Tom Wesselmann (American, 1931-2004) Monica Sitting with Legs Spread , 1985/97

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Auction: American & European Works of Art - 4170MLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: June 29, 2022 10:00AM


Tom Wesselmann (American, 1931-2004)

Monica Sitting with Legs Spread, 1985/97
Signed and numbered "Wesselmann/AP 3/6" in pencil on the reverse, inscribed and titled "TOM WESSELMANN/1986/97/AP 3/6/.../10 1/2" X 11"/OIL-ALKYD/ON CUTOUT/STEEL" in ink on the reverse, inscribed "2310-126A/TOM WESSELMANN/STEEL DRAWING EDITION/MONICA SITTING WITH LEGS SPREAD/1986/97 AP 3/6" on the wooden storage boards.
Alkyd oil on cut-out steel, 10 1/2 x 11 inches (26.7 x 27.9 cm).
Condition: Good.

Provenance: Gift from the artist to Marcus Ratliff; estate of Marcus Ratliff, Vermont.

N.B. Wesselmann created this work as a fundraising effort in support of Médecins du Monde in an edition of 25, with 6 artist's proofs (published by the artist and Éditions de la Tempête, Paris; Tom Wesselmann Digital Corpus registration number E23). He retained the artist's proofs, including this example which he gifted to his friend Marcus Ratliff, a fellow artist and graphic designer. Hanging instructions and hardware accompany the lot.

We would like to thank the Tom Wesselmann Estate for their kind assistance in cataloging this lot.
Estimate $20,000-30,000

Small nicks and abrasions near areas where wire rests on hanging nails. Small pigment losses to hanging nails. No further condition issues to report.

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Marcus Ratliff, Paris