Tom Wesselmann | Bedroom Painting No. 44
Bedroom Painting No. 44
Oil on canvas
72 x 68 inches (182.9 x 172.7 cm)
© 2018 Estate of Tom Wesselmann / VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY
Photo: Elisabeth Bernstein
Inspired by Henri Matisse’s use of color, line, and shape, Wesselmann’s Bedroom Paintings invite the viewer into a scene of easy eroticism and pleasurable banality. Each painting features a puzzling disjuncture of scales, which fail to correspond to a realistic, recessive space. The Bedroom Paintings series demonstrates Wesselmann’s singular talent for updating established conventions, creating artworks that speak to their contemporary moment in unique and provocative ways.