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Wayne Thiebaud

Cigars (from Recent Etchings II), 1979

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Lot 24
Etching in colors on Somerset paper
15.8 x 19.9 in (40.0 x 50.5 cm)
From edition of 50
Signed, dated, and numbered on recto


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Though Wayne Thiebaud is best known for his Pop art images of cakes, candy, and ice cream parlor confections, he has also occasionally turned his attention to less wholesome forms of consumption. In this etching, from Thiebaud's portfolio "Recent Etchings II," he applies his signature linear precision to an array of cigars resting in an ashtray, whose plumes of rising smoke dominate the print’s upper register.

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About Wayne Thiebaud

Wayne Thiebaud (American, b. 1920) is an artist best known for portraying colorful, sugary objects and treats, such as ice creams, all sorts of candy, hot dogs and pies. He received his B.A. and Master of Fine Arts degree from California State University, Sacramento in 1951-1952. He was greatly influenced by Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline and Robert Rauschenberg when he spent time in New York in the mid 50s.