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Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

American, 1920-2021
American, 1920-2021

Wayne Thiebaud’s pastel-hued still-life paintings and prints of baked goods, gumball machines, hot dogs and paint cans are often associated with the Pop art movement, thanks to the mass-cultural appeal of their content. Stylistically, however, Thiebaud eschewed the precision found in the art of such Pop giants as Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol in favor of a more painterly approach, not unlike that of the Italian modernist Giorgio Morandi, whose dreamy paintings of vessels and household objects are simple yet richly atmospheric.

Thiebaud was born in Mesa, Arizona, in 1920 and grew up in Southern California from the age of six months. As a high schooler, he had a summer apprenticeship at Walt Disney Studios, which led to a stint as a graphic artist in the U.S. Army Air Forces’ First Motion Picture Unit during World War II. After the war, he attended the California State College at Sacramento on the G.I. Bill, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1951 and earning a master’s soon after. He went on to teach at the University of California, Davis, from 1960 to ’91.

In the late ’50s, time spent living in New York City proved crucial to Thiebaud’s career. There, he befriended Abstract Expressionist painters Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline and drew inspiration from the work of Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg. Admiring the color and form on display in New York’s many bakeries, he began painting small canvases featuring rows of treats, which would become one of his central subjects. Though Thiebaud himself doesn’t identify as a Pop artist, the first major exhibition that brought him national renown was a seminal 1962 Pop show at the Sidney Janis Gallery in Manhattan. That same year, he was included in "New Painting of Common Objects” at the Norton Simon Museum of Art at Pasadena, which also featured paintings by Ed Ruscha and Jim Dine. Iconic works such as Pie Counter (1963) demonstrate Thiebaud’s signature treatment of commonplace items with the grandeur and scale of a landscape.

Thiebaud’s interest in exaggerated colors and vernacular subject matter — characteristics that call to mind images found in mid-century advertising — made him an intriguing figure occupying the hazy borderlands between fine and commercial art. Yet through a masterful handling of paint, evocative use of light and poignant sense of isolation, Thiebaud’s work is unquestionably thoughtful and singular. His later forays into landscape painting, as seen in Steep Street (1989) or Country City (1988), bring to bear his bold use of color on complex urban scenes.

Pieces by Thiebaud can be found in the collections of major museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, among many others. In 1994, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Bill Clinton.

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Artist: Wayne Thiebaud
Pie Counter, 1963 (Hand Signed) by Wayne Thiebaud
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in New York, NY
Wayne Thiebaud Pie Counter, 1963 (Hand Signed), 2008 Offset lithograph poster (Hand signed by Wayne Thiebaud) Boldly signed by the artist in black marker on the front 16 × 20 inches ...
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1960s Pop Art Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Offset

Little Red Suckers
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in New York, NY
1971/2014 Aquatint in red, on Somerset paper Image: 5 x 6 in. (12.7 x 15.2 cm); Sheet: 10 ⅛ x 10 ½ in. (25.7 x 26.7 cm) Edition of 35 Signed, dated and numbered in pencil, lower margin
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2010s Pop Art Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Paper, Aquatint

Bird on a Swing, from Recent Etchings I by Wayne Thiebaud
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Bird on a Swing" is a striking and quiet example of the Pop Art images of the artist Wayne Thiebaud, using his bright coloration for a single figure in an empty setting. The print c...
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1970s Pop Art Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Aquatint, Etching

Candy Counter
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in New York, NY
A superb, well-inked impression of this color linoleum cut on Arches. Signed, dated and numbered 3/50 in pencil by Thiebaud. Published by Parasol Press, Ltd., New York. From "Seven S...
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1970s Pop Art Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Color, Linocut

Wayne Thiebaud 'Hill River' 2002
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Wayne Thiebaud's 'Hill River' is a 2002 drypoint and aquatint in color on wove paper. The dimensions of the full sheet measure at 21.25 x 30.5 inches. This print is signed in pencil,...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Aquatint

Untitled, Etching
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in London, GB
Etching on paper, 1962/64, signed and numbered E.A. from the edition of 60, printed by Atelier Georges Leblanc, Paris, published by Galleria Schwarz, Milan, 25.2 x 19.2 cm. (10 x 7½...
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1960s Modern Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Etching

Chocolate Pie
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in London, GB
Woodcut on wove paper Edition of 10 Signed and dated.
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Early 2000s Pop Art Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Woodcut

Wayne Thiebaud 'River Turns' 1998/2011
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Wayne Thiebaud's 'River Turns' is a 1998/2011 etching in color. The dimensions of the full sheet measure at 15 x 20 inches. This print is signed in pencil, dated and numbered '3/40 R...
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1990s Contemporary Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Aquatint

Crown Tart
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Wayne Thiebaud "Crown Tart" 2015 Direct gravure printed in brown 15 7/8 x 17 1/4 inches Edition of 35 Unframed
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2010s Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Photogravure

"Italian Desserts," Etching signed by Wayne Thiebaud
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in Milwaukee, WI
An etching in red by American pop artist Wayne Thiebaud depicting six Italian desserts. This is #16 from the edition of 50. It is signed and dated in pencil lower right, and numbered...
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1970s Contemporary Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Etching

Cherry Cakes (Recent Etchings II), 1979
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in New York, NY
Cherry Cakes (Recent Etchings II), 1979 Etching and aquatint 22 3/4 x 29 3/4 in. (57.8 x 75.6 cm) Edition of 50 Signed, dated and numbered in pencil, lower margin
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1970s Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Etching, Aquatint

Dark Gumball Machine
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in New York, NY
Wayne Thiebaud Dark Gumball Machine, 1964/ 2017 Hard ground and soft ground etching 18h x 12w in
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1660s Post-War Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Etching

Snack Bar, 2017
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in New York, NY
Snack Bar, 2017 Color sugar lift aquatint with drypoint 7 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. (19.1 x 44.5 cm) Edition of 35 Signed, dated and numbered in pencil, lower margin
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2010s Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Drypoint, Aquatint

Peppermints
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in New York, NY
Etching on BFK Rives paper
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1640s Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Etching

Double Deckers, Wayne Thiebaud
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in New York, NY
Created in 1964 as part of the Delights portfolio, Café Table (Dispensers), by Wayne Thiebaud is an original etching on BFK Rives paper.  Signed, titled and dated in pencil, the artw...
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20th Century Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Drypoint

Little Suckers, Wayne Thiebaud
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in New York, NY
A stunning example of the artist’s best printed work, Little Suckers is an aquatint created by Wayne Thiebaud that is hand-signed, dated and numbered in pencil.  The artwork measures...
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20th Century Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Etching, Aquatint

River Turns
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Wayne Thiebaud has long been recognized as one of America’s most prominent modern artists. Probably best known for his straightforward, deadpan still-life paintings of the 1960s, and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Drypoint, Etching

Dark Cake
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in New York, NY
1983 Woodcut in colors, on Japon paper Sheet: 20 3/8 x 22 3/8 in. Edition of 200 Signed, dated and numbered in pencil Framed
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1980s Pop Art Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Woodcut

Diagonal Ridge
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in New York, NY
Created as an etching and drypoint on wove paper by Wayne Thiebaud in 1979, Diagonal Ridge is hand-signed, dated, and annotated "Trial Proof 3", measuring 17 ¾ x 21 ¾ in (image) / 22...
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20th Century Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Drypoint, Etching

Suckers State I
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in New York, NY
1968 One-color lithograph Sheet: 16 x 22 in. (40.6 x 55.9 cm) Edition of 150 + 10AP Signed, dated and numbered in pencil Unframed, mint condition
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1960s Pop Art Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Dark Cake
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in New York, NY
1983 Woodcut in colors, on Tosa Koza paper S. 20 3/8 x 22 3/8 in. (51.8 x 56.8 cm) Edition of 200 Signed, dated and numbered in pencil, lower margin
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1980s Pop Art Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Woodcut

Candy Apples
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in New York, NY
An early and iconic work of art by Wayne Thiebaud, Candy Apples was created in 1964 as an aquatint measuring 15 x 11 in. (38 x 28 cm), unframed. It is hand-signed, titled, dated and...
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20th Century Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Aquatint

City Views
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in San Francisco, CA
Original lithograph printed in colors on wove paper. A superb, unsigned proof impression, apart from the signed and numbered edition of 35. Published by Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San ...
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2010s Post-War Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Theater Marquee, Early Lithograph by Wayne Thiebaud 1956
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Wayne Thiebaud, American (1920 - ) Title: Theater Marquee Year: 1956 Medium: Lithograph Signature: Signed, titled, numbered, and dated in pencil Image Size: 20.5 x 12 inches...
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1950s Modern Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Heart Ridge
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
The images in Wayne Thiebaud's drypoints fill the space around them, carving into it. They are images of mountains. In one, only the mountaintop shows and a gigantic cloud is in the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Drypoint, Etching

Rose
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in New York, NY
Created as a color etching by Wayne Thiebaud in 1979, Rose is hand-signed, dated and numbered in pencil, measuring 29 ¾ x 22 ½ inches (76 x 57 cm), unframed, from the edition of 50. ...
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20th Century Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Etching

Tulip Sundae
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Best known for his paintings of cakes, pies, pastries, and toys, Wayne Thiebaud hadn’t planned on becoming a visual artist. He apprenticed as a cartoonist at Walt Disney studios and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Etching, Aquatint

Suckers
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in New York, NY
An early and iconic image by Wayne Thiebaud, Suckers, State I is a timeless work of art, created by the artist in 1968. An original one-color lithograph measuring 16 x 22 in. (40.6 ...
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20th Century Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Night River
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in New York, NY
Hard ground etching with drypoint and acquatint printed in blue and black Edition of 40
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21st Century and Contemporary Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Etching, Aquatint, Drypoint

Marina Ridge
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in New York, NY
Created as an etching with Chine collé by Wayne Thiebaud in 1997, Marina Ridge is hand-signed, dated, and numbered in pencil, measuring 21 x 17 in. (53.3 x 43.2 cm.), unframed, the a...
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20th Century Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Drypoint

Little Red Suckers, 1971/2014
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in New York, NY
Little Red Suckers, 1971/2014 Aquatint in red, on Somerset paper 10 1/8 x 10 1/2 in. (25.7 x 26.7 cm) Edition of 35 Signed, dated and numbered in pencil, lower margin
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21st Century and Contemporary Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Aquatint

Crown Tart, 2015
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in New York, NY
Crown Tart, 2015 Direct gravure printed in brown 21 x 20 in. (53.3 x 50.8 cm) Edition of 35 Signed, dated and numbered in pencil, lower margin
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2010s Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Intaglio

Suckers State I, 1968
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in New York, NY
Suckers State I, 1968 One-color lithograph on Rives BFK paper 16 x 22 in. (40.6 x 55.9 cm) Edition of 150 Signed, dated and numbered in pencil, lower margin
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1960s Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Lithograph

Cone
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil.
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Etching

Tulip Sundae
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Best known for his paintings of cakes, pies, pastries, and toys, Wayne Thiebaud hadn’t planned on becoming a visual artist. He apprenticed as a cartoonist at Walt Disney studios and ...
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2010s Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Drypoint, Aquatint

Suckers
By Wayne Thiebaud
Located in New York, NY
Created in 1964 as part of the Delights portfolio, Suckers , by Wayne Thiebaud is an iconic, early original etching on BFK Rives paper.  Signed, titled and dated in pencil, the artwo...
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20th Century Wayne Thiebaud Prints and Multiples

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Aquatint

Wayne Thiebaud prints and multiples for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a wide variety of authentic Wayne Thiebaud prints and multiples for sale. You can find work that includes elements of blue, orange and other colors, if you are browsing the collection of prints and multiples to introduce a pop of color in a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom. You can also browse art by Wayne Thiebaud in drypoint, aquatint, etching and more by medium. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 20th Century and is mostly associated with the Pop Art style. Not every interior allows for large Wayne Thiebaud prints and multiples, so small editions measuring 4.75 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Nicholas Krushenick and , Red Grooms. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $4,500 and tops out at $43,200, while the average work can sell for $10,000.

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