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William Weege
Large Mixed Media Pop Art Abstract Painting on Canvas Cast Paper Sculpture

1988

$7,500

About

William Weege (b. 1935). American Pop Art Artist. colorful mixed media on canvas titled "Eyes of Blue." Hand signed, titled, and dated 1988 verso. This very large work incorporates acrylic paint and layered paper creating a collage of color and texture, Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1935, Weege studied printmaking, collage and sculpture at the University of Wisconsin. In the late 60's Vietnam war era his politically charged radical anti war posters hit the streets of San Francisco and soon covered the walls of every young college hipster's dorm room. He used pop culture images and text to convey anti-war and anti-government messages. They are important political relics or the early pop art era. He exhibited with Roy Lichtenstein in the 1969 in Philadelphia. Weege taught in the UW Art Department and has also been a leader in the development of digital printmaking. He created the "print production" area to deal with the emerging photo-based technologies for printmakers. Weege is best known for his large abstract handmade paper projects incorporating flocking, photography, acrylic paint, glitter string, cast paper, latex, silkscreen monoprint and monotype woodblock and ink. Early on he established the Jones Road Print Shop and Stable, after its destruction by a tornado he opened the Off Jones Road Print Studio, and then later established the prestigious Tandem Press in Madison. (artists include Lynda Benglis, Richard Bosman, Squeak Carnwath, Robert Cottingham, Jim Dine, GRONK, Al Held, Ed Paschke, Judy Pfaff, Judy Rifka, Miriam Schapiro, Alan Shields, William Wegman, and many others). He work has been shown widely and appears in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Detroit Museum of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Art, California. He collaborated on numerous project with Sam Gilliam including one entitled Fireflies and Ferris Wheels, that the Arts America Project Grant exhibited in Finland and Korea.

Details

  • Creator
    William Weege (1935)
  • Creation Year
    1988
  • Dimensions
    Height: 45 in. (114.3 cm)Width: 76 in. (193.04 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    good. condition commensurate with age.
  • Gallery Location
    Bal Harbour, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3825840282

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