La promesse du bonheur
June 29, 2018–January 6, 2019
Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, Villa Paloma
This focused survey explores a number of specific aspects of Tom Wesselmann’s work and production, including their relationship to postwar economic abundance, Victorian and post-Victorian sexuality, and questions of female agency.
Tom Wesselmann, Seascape #10, 1966 © The Estate of Tom Wesselmann/Licensed by ARS/VAGA, New York
June 14–September 10, 2017
Palais de Tokyo, Paris
This exhibition explores the diorama as an unexpected source of inspiration for contemporary art. At the intersection of art, cinema, and theater, this cross-disciplinary exhibition recontextualizes the diorama with a renewed approach to the history of spectatorship, including the influence of science and technology on popular culture, fun fairs, and exhibitions. Work by Duane Hanson, Anselm Kiefer, Tatiana Trouvé, Jeff Wall, and Tom Wesselmann is included.
Tatiana Trouvé, Untitled, 2007 © ADAGP, Paris 2017. Photo by Daniele Resini
L’arte contemporanea incontra l’amore
March 17–July 23, 2017
Società per la Belle Arti Esposizione Permanente, Milan
For LOVE. L’arte contemporanea incontra l’amore, curator Danilo Eccher chose thirty-nine works by artists including Francesco Vezzoli, Andy Warhol, and Tom Wesselmann that depict love from their point of view. Visitors are invited to leave their testimony regarding the exhibition, creating a group recollection that will grow day by day.
Tom Wesselmann, Smoker #3 (3-D), 2003 © The Estate of Tom Wesselmann/Licensed by VAGA, New York
Matisse and American Art
February 5–June 18, 2017
Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey
Curated by Gail Stavitsky, this exhibition focuses on the French master’s profound impact on the development of American modern art from 1907 to the present. Nineteen works by Matisse are juxtaposed with forty-four works by American artists, including Helen Frankenthaler, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, and Tom Wesselmann.
Andy Warhol, Woman in Blue (After Matisse), 1985 © 2017 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York
The American Dream
Pop to the Present
March 9–June 18, 2017
British Museum, London
This exhibition traces the past six decades of American history through prints of unprecedented scale and ambition. Starting with the explosion of Pop art in the 1960s, the show includes works by many of America’s most celebrated artists. Works by Helen Frankenthaler, Roy Lichtenstein, Bruce Nauman, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, and Tom Wesselmann are on view.
Ed Ruscha, Made in California, 1971 © Ed Ruscha