Montreal Museum of Fine Arts presents Beyond Pop. Tom Wesselmann

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts presents Beyond Pop. Tom Wesselmann, an exhibition on view May 19 to October 7, 2012.

Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004), Sunset Nude with Matisse Odalisque, 2003, oil on canvas, 120 x 100 in. The Estate of Tom Wesselmann. © Estate of Tom Wesselmann / SODRAC, Montréal / VAGA, New York (2011)

Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004) is one of the three great American Pop artists alongside Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol.. And yet, of all the major American artists of his generation initially associated with the Pop Art movement, Wesselmann is the only one who has not been the subject of a major exhibition in Canada. The exhibition will examine Wesselmann’s focus on the process of stylization, which casts him as an heir to both Ingresand Matisse. Revisiting art history and the definition of genres inherited from the Old Worldled Wesselmann to invent American Pop Art.

Organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts with the full support of the Estate of Tom Wesselmann, New York. – www.mbam.qc.ca

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