Wayne Thiebaud
Gumball Machine, 1971
Color linocut
26 x 19 ⅞ inches
Courtesy of the Collection of California State University, Sacramento
© Wayne Thiebaud
Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY


Wayne Thiebaud: Prints in Process

January 30, 2016 − May 29, 2016

The University Art Museum collection boasts four Wayne Thiebaud prints, which include an early Artist’s Proof. These prints are the basis for the permanent collection exhibition that will feature all the UAM Thiebaud works as well as twenty-two Thiebaud prints borrowed from the University Library Gallery of Cal-State Sacramento.

Thiebaud is a quintessential California artist with roots in Long Beach who became world-renowned for his sensuous use of color to depict everyday objects and landscapes. Though most closely associated with Pop Art and California Realism, his unique style does not actively seek inclusion in the rhetoric of art history – the honesty and intimacy of his works make them immediately accessible, but they also offer up a technical rigor and talent that has seduced art critics for decades.

The Prints in Process exhibition will focus on Thiebaud’s creative process, featuring not only print progressions, but also variations on certain themes where his exploration of shape and subject are examined.

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