Three Machines, 1963, De Young MuseumSan Francisco

Display Cakes

Display Cakes

1963 painting | oil on canvas
Wayne Thiebaud - large sucker
Wayne Thiebaud • Eight Lipsticks • edition of 60, 1988, drypoint, 14″ x 12″
Seven Suckers, 1970
Cakes, 1963

 

I really enjoy Wayne Thiebaud’s works because of how he used different products to paint in a similar colorful, pastel colors.  His work reminds me of Pop artist, Andy Warhol with his use of popular products. Thiebaud is well known for his paintings of production line objects found in diners and cafeterias, such as pies and pastries. He was associated with the Pop Art painters because of his interest in objects of mass culture, but he doesn’t consider himself a Pop artist he prefers to be just called a painter. He said he painted his artworks out of nostalgia; they reminded him of his boyhood and the best of America.

 

 

 

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