"Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004), one of the legendary founding fathers of Pop Art in the 1960s, established a special relationship to the aesthetic discipline of still life. And it is perhaps here, within the productive and intelligent rejuvenation of this seemingly marginalized genre, and less in the use of the urban idiom of popular culture, that the true significance of his contribution to contemporary art actually lies." (Klaus Honnef)
This publication presents Wesselmann's manifold flower still lifes. It includes an essay by Klaus Honnef and excerpts – texts, drawings and photographs – from the unpublished book "Summer in the Country" by Tom Wesselmann.