Wayne Thiebaud: Updated Edition (Hardcover)

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Wayne Thiebaud: Updated Edition By Kenneth Baker, Nicholas Fox Weber (Contributions by), Karen Wilkin (Contributions by), John Yau (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Kenneth Baker, Nicholas Fox Weber (Contributions by), Karen Wilkin (Contributions by), John Yau (Contributions by)
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"Rich in color. Normal highlights are enhanced by tiny inflections of yellows & greens. Pop art in the sense his work focuses on specific Americana. Beach days & desserts. Bright portraits. Very few shadows or dark colors. Thick brushstrokes IRL.

recommended if you like: cake, the beach, highlights"

- Israel


In remembrance of revered American artist Wayne Thiebaud who passed away in 2021 at the age of 101, the definitive monograph of Wayne Thiebaud’s work is now available in a reformatted, accessibly priced edition, including his last paintings.

This is the most comprehensive monograph to date on Wayne Thiebaud, with new works added, in a reformatted size. Spanning the length of his career from the 1950s to the present, the book has been made in close collaboration with the artist. Thiebaud selected the works himself, making the book an act of autobiography in a sense. At age 100, he looks back over his life and his work, rich with breakthroughs in painting and masterful individuality.
 “Required reading for those who have a healthy appetite for provocative art.” —Bloomberg Business
 “This comprehensive monograph of more than 200 illustrations can literally be considered eye candy. American artist Wayne Thiebaud is famed for his brightly colored canvases of cakes, diner pies, pastries, ice cream cones, candy and brightly colored gumball machines. . . . Whether still lifes or landscapes, Thiebaud’s paintings are akin to visual Prozac; you simply cannot be in a bad mood looking at them.” —Kansas City Magazine
 “While Thiebaud is best known for his heavily pigmented still lifes of cakes, pies, and candies, [this] book shows his broader range, from vibrant landscapes depicting highways and farmland to portraits of solitary figures. . . The texts examine Thiebaud’s influences as well as his impact on the art world and the individual viewers of his work.” —Architectural Digest

About the Author

Kenneth Baker has been the resident art critic at the San Francisco Chronicle since 1983. Nicholas Fox Weber is a cultural historian and executive director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. Karen Wilkin is an independent curator and art critic based in New York. John Yau is an American poet and critic who lives in New York.

Praise For…

"This 376-page reformatted edition encourages us to see the world through his singular paintings once again." —NEW CRITERION
Product Details
ISBN: 9780847871629
ISBN-10: 0847871622
Publisher: Rizzoli Electa
Publication Date: May 24th, 2022
Pages: 376
Language: English