Tom Wesselmann

Great American Nude No. 48

Found at Sothebys, New York
Contemporary Art Evening Auction, Lot 50
14. MAY - 14. MAY 2008
Estimate: 6.000.000 - 8.000.000 USD
Price realised: 10.681.000 USD
Tom Wesselmann
1931-2004
GREAT AMERICAN NUDE NO. 48
signed and dated 63, signed on the stretcher
oil and collage on canvas, acrylic and collage on board, enameled radiator and assemblage (including window illumination)
84 x 106 3/4 x 40 1/2 in. 213.3 x 271.1 x 102.8 cm.
Executed in 1963.
Green Gallery, New York | Dayton's Gallery 12, Minneapolis | Onnasch Galerie, Berlin | Acquired by the present owner from the above in April 1971

A top price for Tom Wesselmann

In May 2008 Sothebys in New York held the auction Contemporary Art Evening Auction, which included the work Great American Nude No. 48 by Tom Wesselmann. The »bidding war« ended at USD 10,681,000.00 (€ 6,864,395.89), 34% above the upper estimate. With this result, Great American Nude No. 48 is even the most expensive work of art by Tom Wesselmann that we have observed at auctions so far.

Ein Spitzenpreis für Tom Wesselmann

Im Mai 2008 führte Sothebys in New York die Auktion Contemporary Art Evening Auction durch, in der auch die Arbeit Great American Nude No. 48 von Tom Wesselmann zur Versteigerung kam. Das »Bietergefecht« endete beim Preis von USD 10.681.000,00 (€ 6.864.395,89) und damit 34% über dem oberen Schätzpreis. Mit diesem Ergebnis ist Great American Nude No. 48 sogar das teuerste Kunstwerk von Tom Wesselmann, das wir bisher bei Auktionen beobachtet haben.

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