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Modern Art Monday Presents: Still Life #57 By Tom Wesselman

still life 57 by tom wesselmann photo by gail worley
All Photos By Gail

Like most still life’s, Tom Wesselmann’s Still Life #57 (196970) presents a number of ordinary objects — including an orange, a bouquet of flowers, a light switch, a radio, and a checked tablecloth. The artist spent three years developing this monumental work. The “main difficult . . . and the one that took so long to resolve as cropping or not cropping the radio,“ he said. “I wanted to crop it to keep it more in a painting reference rather than something like a stage set.”

Photographed in the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan.

still life 57 by tom wesselmann photo by gail worley
tom wesselman still life 57 photo by gail worley
Installation View

I Don't Even Know What to Say About This

Jesus!

“I am the resurrection and the light switch…”

Thanks to Frank at the fabulous OMB Blog for the image!