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Glasses

Accession Number
1983/1.326

Title
Glasses

Artist(s)
Wayne Thiebaud

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1971

Medium & Support
lithograph on paper

Dimensions
29 13/16 in x 22 1/4 in (75.8 cm x 56.5 cm);37 15/16 in x 30 in (96.3 cm x 76.2 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection

Subject matter
Typically, Thiebaud depicts everyday consumer goods such as food (many colorful desserts) and toys, often relying on his imagination and memory of the objects while painting. Describing himself as "a traditional painter of illusionistic forms," he has however often been associated with the Pop art movement because of his choices of subject matter. This print is one of a series of works to depict eye glasses. With the use of repetition, Thiebaud was able to highlight the variations within the group. At the same time, despite the inclusion of shadow lines, the strong linear quality of the print flattens the images of the glasses into a two-dimensional plane.

Physical Description
At the top center of this print are five rows of different styles of black eyeglasses. The print is numbered (l.l.) "14.50" and signed and dated (l.r.) "Thiebaud 1971" in pencil.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
Pop (fine arts styles)
eyeglasses
glasses
lithographs
modern and contemporary art
outline drawings

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