The MACRO in Rome is devoting a major one-man show to Tom Wesselmann, who died recently.
Tom Wesselmann, who died recently, was one of the leading lights of Pop Art. The MACRO in Rome is devoting a major one-man show to this artist who, along with Warhol, Lichtenstein, Oldenburg, Rosenquist and Dine was without a doubt one of the American artists whose name has gone down in the history of Pop Art. He was also the most refined, and perhaps the most European. His most famous and recent works include the large American nudes and the painted aluminium cut-outs. The eminent critic Rublowsky has described Wesselmann as a classical artist, precisely because of his concern about the problems of space and compositional solidity. He is equally well-known for his series of Still Lifes composed around everyday objects of American life: crates of beer, radios and packets of cigarettes.