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Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective


Denver Art Museum
July 13, 2014 – September 14, 2014
Exhibit Space: 11,000 sq ft
Checklist: Over 100 objects including paintings, collages, sculpture, works on paper, preparatory documents, and ephemera.


“[One of] 15 international summer art exhibitions you should definitely see.” — The Huffington Post

This show promises to be one of the greatest art events of the summer.” — Michael Paglia, art ltd. magazine

Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective featured the work of painter Tom Wesselmann, who is widely regarded as one of the leading figures of American pop art. Organized chronologically, this exhibition followed the development of Wesselmann’s work, series by series, from the earliest abstract collages to his well-known series,Great American Nude, and still lifes of his pop period to the cut-steel drawings and Sunset Nudes of his late work. This exhibition provided an inside look into an artist’s process. Visitors explored Wesselmann’s personal and creative journey through preliminary drawings, maquettes, and archival documents, from billboards to photographs and letters.


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All photographs courtesy of Denver Art Museum | Jeff Wells