Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004) is besides Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg and Claes Oldenburg one of the most prominent artists of the American Pop Art who had their international breakthrough at the beginning of the 1960's and gained popularity almost like no other art trend of the post-war time. Wesselmann has worked already since the 1950's mostly with collages including found objects and elements of publicity. Since the early 1980's he has concentrated on his "metal-drawings" and "-paintings".
Examining every phase of Tom Wesselmann's development and output, this retrospective casts new light on their origins and interrelationship. A fresh look at a leading figure in the vanguard of American Pop Art.