The Wall Street Journal’s Kelly Crow plugs Gagosian’s show of Tom Wesselmann’s large, late still lifes:
The gallery has gathered nine still lifes that the artist created between 1967 and 1981 but never showed together. MoMA lent one ofthe pieces from 1969-70, “Still Life #57,” but most of the others went unsold when they were initially shown and have remained in the artist’s estate.
Gagosian declined to say what it plans to ask for the still lifes in its show, but … a smaller, preparatory painting for one of the … pieces on view at Gagosian, 1981’s “Still Life with Belt and Sneaker,” sold at Sotheby’s in 2010 for $650,500.
A smaller, single-panel work from 1981, Still Life and Blue Jar and Smoking Cigarette, sold at Phillips in May 2015 for $1.385m which gives those interested a better sense of the pricing for these works.