Wesselmann, Tom

TOM WESSELMANN Fruit plate from One Cent Life Portfolio, 1964

Sku: YY3047
Artist: Tom Wesselmann
Title: Fruit plate from One Cent Life Portfolio
Year: 1964
Signed: No
Medium: Lithograph
Paper Size: 16.25 x 11.5 inches ( 41.275 x 29.21 cm )
Image Size: 12.75 x 11 inches ( 32.385 x 27.94 cm )
Edition Size: Unknown
Framed: No
Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling

Additional Details: "One Cent Life" is a renowned art portfolio and artist's book that was published in 1964 by artist Walasse Ting in collaboration with artist Sam Francis. This unbound book is notable for its collection of 62 original lithographs by 28 prominent artists, encapsulating the avant-garde art movements of the time, particularly Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art​. The reference to the "missing adjoining half" likely pertains to the fact that "One Cent Life" was designed to be an unbound book, where pages could be displayed individually. In some cases, this has led to the separation of pages that were originally intended to be viewed together, thereby missing one of the halves of a double-page spread. This can affect the visual and contextual integrity of the artwork, as the original compositions often depended on the juxtaposition and dialogue between the pages​