Tom Wesselmann

Shiny Nude

Tom Wesselmann, Shiny Nude, Alternate Projects

Tom Wesselmann
Shiny Nude, 1977
Rubber stamp on Kromekote paper printed in color, with the original artist colophon envelope sleeve. Printed by A. Colish, Inc., New York. Published by Parasol Press, Ltd., New York. Distributed by Museum of Modern Art, New York. Edition number written in pencil on back side of envelope. Unsigned.
8h x 8w in
20.32h x 20.32w cm
Edition no. 210/1000


Out of the portfolio of 13 rubber stamp prints. Black and white and color. Edition of 1000. 8 x 8 inches. Carl Andre, Richard Artschwager, Daniel Buren, Chuck Close, Barry LeVa, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Sylvia Mangold, Agnes Marti, Don Nice, Myron Stout, Tom Wesselmann, and Joe Zucker.

This portfolio was published in the late 1970’s by Parasol Press. It was founded on the idea of creating original prints at a fraction of the usual cost. Interest in the portfolio would be driven by inviting well-known or semi-well-known artists to make the prints. To succeed, the press determined that the cheapest printing method would be a rubber stamp and that the artists would all need to sign on for a very small commission. The Museum of Modern Art was invited to lend their name to the project at no cost and with the museum's endorsement, the chosen artists all signed on.

$ 1,000