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Dark Cake

1983
Medium: Woodcut
Sheet size: 20 3/8 x 22 3/8 inches
Printer: Crown Point Press
Publisher: Crown Point Press, CA
Edition size: 200, plus proofs
Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil, lower margin

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Dark Cakes and Pies

2006
Medium: Direct gravure printed on gampi paper chine college
Sheet size: 30 x 25 1/2 inches
Printer:  Crown Point Press, San Francisco
Publisher: Crown Point Press, San Francisco
Edition size: 30, plus proofs
Signed and dated, lower margin

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Chocolate Cake

1970-71
Medium: Lithograph
Sheet size: 30 1/8 x 22 3/8 inches
Publisher: Parasol Press, New York
Edition size: 50, plus proofs
Signed, dated, and numbered, lower margin

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Half Cakes

1970
Medium: Silkscreen
Sheet size: 22 1/4 x 30 1/8 inches
Publisher: Parasol Press Ltd., New York
Edition size: 50, plus proofs
Signed, numbered, and dated, lower margin

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Suckers State I

1968
Medium: Lithograph
Sheet size: 16 x 22 inches
Printer: Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles
Publisher: Gemini G.E.L., Los Angeles
Edition size: 150, plus proofs
Catalogue raisonné: Gemini 85

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Marina Ridge

1997
Medium: Drypoint in black
Sheet size: 20 7/8 x 16 7/8 inches
Printer: Crown Point Press
Publisher: Crown Point Press, San Francisco
Edition size: 35, plus proofs
Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil, lower margin

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Freeway Building

1998
Medium: Drypoint in black
Sheet size: 12 1/2 x 12 inches
Printer: Crown Point Press
Publisher: Crown Point Press, San Francisco
Edition size: 35, plus proofs
Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil, lower margin

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Estate 2

1998
Medium: Etching and drypoint
Sheet size: 10.9 x 13.9 inches
Publisher: Crown Point Press, CA
Edition size: 25, plus proofs
Signed, dated, and numbered in pencil lower margin

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Cut Melon

1964
Medium: Etching
Sheet size: 14 7/8 x 11 inches
Publisher: The Artist
Edition size: 15, plus proofs
Signed, titled, dated, and annotated "A.P.", lower margin

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Lunch

1964
From the Delights Portfolio
Medium: Etching
Sheet size: 12 7/8 x 10 7/8 inches
Printer: Kathan Brown, Oakland, CA
Publisher: Crown Point Press, CA
Edition size: 100, plus proofs
Signed, titled, dated, and numbered in pencil, lower margin

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Fish

1964
From the Delights Portfolio
Medium: Etching with drypoint
Sheet size: 12 8/9 x 10 7/8 inches
Printer: Kathan Brown, Oakland, CA
Publisher: Crown Point Press, CA
Edition size: 100, plus proofs
Signed, titled, dated, and numbered in pencil, lower margin

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Banana Splits

1964
From the Delights Portfolio
Medium: Etching with drypoint
Sheet size: 12 8/9 x 10 7/8 inches
Printer: Kathan Brown, Oakland, CA
Publisher: Crown Point Press, CA
Edition size: 100, plus proofs
Signed, titled, dated, and numbered in pencil, lower margin

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Cherry Stand

1964
From the Delights Portfolio
Medium: Etching with drypoint
Sheet size: 12 8/9 x 10 7/8 inches
Printer: Kathan Brown, Oakland, CA
Publisher: Crown Point Press, CA
Edition size: 100, plus proofs
Signed, titled, dated, and numbered in pencil, lower margin

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Bacon and Eggs

1964
From the Delights Portfolio
Medium: Etching with drypoint
Sheet size: 12 8/9 x 10 7/8 inches
Printer: Kathan Brown, Oakland, CA
Publisher: Crown Point Press, CA
Edition size: 100, plus proofs
Signed, titled, dated, and numbered in pencil, lower margin

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Double Decker

1964
From the Delights Portfolio
Medium: Etching with drypoint
Sheet size: 12 8/9 x 10 7/8 inches
Printer: Kathan Brown, Oakland, CA
Publisher: Crown Point Press, CA
Edition size: 100, plus proofs
Signed, titled, dated, and numbered in pencil, lower margin

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Lunch Counter

1964
From the Delights Portfolio
Medium: Etching with drypoint
Sheet size: 12 8/9 x 10 7/8 inches
Printer: Kathan Brown, Oakland, CA
Publisher: Crown Point Press, CA
Edition size: 100, plus proofs
Signed, titled, dated, and numbered in pencil, lower margin

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Gum Machine

1964
From the Delights Portfolio
Medium: Etching with drypoint
Sheet size: 12 8/9 x 10 7/8 inches
Printer: Kathan Brown, Oakland, CA
Publisher: Crown Point Press, CA
Edition size: 100, plus proofs
Signed, titled, dated, and numbered in pencil, lower margin

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Lemon Meringue

1964
From the Delights Portfolio
Medium: Etching with drypoint
Sheet size: 12 8/9 x 10 7/8 inches
Printer: Kathan Brown, Oakland, CA
Publisher: Crown Point Press, CA
Edition size: 100, plus proofs
Signed, titled, dated, and numbered in pencil, lower margin

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Suckers

1964
From the Delights Portfolio
Medium: Etching with drypoint
Sheet size: 12 8/9 x 10 7/8 inches
Printer: Kathan Brown, Oakland, CA
Publisher: Crown Point Press, CA
Edition size: 100, plus proofs
Signed, titled, dated, and numbered in pencil, lower margin

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Candied Apples

1964
From the Delights Portfolio
Medium: Etching with drypoint
Sheet size: 12 8/9 x 10 7/8 inches
Printer: Kathan Brown, Oakland, CA
Publisher: Crown Point Press, CA
Edition size: 100, plus proofs
Signed, titled, dated, and numbered in pencil, lower margin

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Club Sandwich

1964
From the Delights Portfolio
Medium: Etching with drypoint
Sheet size: 12 8/9 x 10 7/8 inches
Printer: Kathan Brown, Oakland, CA
Publisher: Crown Point Press, CA
Edition size: 100, plus proofs
Signed, titled, dated, and numbered in pencil, lower margin

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Pies

1964
From the Delights Portfolio
Medium: Etching with drypoint
Sheet size: 12 8/9 x 10 7/8 inches
Printer: Kathan Brown, Oakland, CA
Publisher: Crown Point Press, CA
Edition size: 100, plus proofs
Signed, titled, dated, and numbered in pencil, lower margin

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Delicatessen

1964
From the Delights Portfolio
Medium: Etching with drypoint
Sheet size: 12 8/9 x 10 7/8 inches
Printer: Kathan Brown, Oakland, CA
Publisher: Crown Point Press, CA
Edition size: 100, plus proofs
Signed, titled, dated, and numbered in pencil, lower margin

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Olives

1964
From the Delights Portfolio
Medium: Etching with drypoint
Sheet size: 12 8/9 x 10 7/8 inches
Printer: Kathan Brown, Oakland, CA
Publisher: Crown Point Press, CA
Edition size: 100, plus proofs
Signed, titled, dated, and numbered in pencil, lower margin

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Born in Mesa, Arizona in 1920, Wayne Thiebaud started his career as a commercial artist. From 1938 to 1949, he worked as a sign painter, an illustrator, a cartoonist, a publicity manager and as an artist for Hollywood film studios. Thiebaud joined the Air Force in 1942, and spent two years there painting murals for the army. It is not difficult to detect the influence that this commercial experience had on his later paintings attributed to Pop Art; Thiebaud's characteristic work displays consumer objects such as pies and cakes as they are seen in drug store windows. Executed during the fifties and sixties, these works slightly predate the works of the classic pop artists, suggesting that Thiebaud may have had a great influence on the movement.

From 1949 to 1950, Thiebaud studied at the San Jose State University and from 1950 to 1953 at the California State University in Sacramento. He had his first solo exhibition at the Crocker Art Gallery in Sacramento, and between the years of 1954 and 1957, he produced eleven educational films for which he was awarded the Scholastic Art Prize in 1961. Thiebaud lectured at the Art Department of the Sacramento City College until 1959, when he became a professor at the University of California in Davis.

 

Wayne Thiebaud has been associated with Pop Art, but has also been seen, due to his true to life representations, as a predecessor of photorealism. Thiebaud uses heavy pigment and exaggerated colors to depict his subjects, and the well-defined shadows characteristic of advertisements are almost always included. Objects are simplified into basic units but appear varied using seemingly minimal means; one influence on Thiebaud's still life paintings may be Giorgio Morandi, whose contemplative, palpable and delicate works share many characteristics with those of Thiebaud. Today, Wayne Thiebaud lives and works in California.

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