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    Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920)
    Three Cake Slices, 2008
    Watercolor and brush with black ink on paper
    11-1/4 x 9-1/8 inches (28.6 x 23.2 cm)
    Signed and dated upper left: Thiebaud 2008

    PROVENANCE:
    The artist;
    Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, California;
    Estate of Gregory Martin Shatkin, San Rafael, California, acquired from the above in 2013.

    "Cakes, they are glorious, they are like toys."

    Indicative of Wayne Thiebaud's dedication to repetition and confection, Three Cake Slices depicts three slices of cake that are identical in shape yet varying in flavor. Hues of blue reveal textures and light, a technique the artist called halation to describe the juxtaposition of warm and cool colors to create a vibration off the canvas. In a New Yorker article from the April 29, 1991 issue, Adam Gopnick wrote that these complimentary colors "give to his pictures not just a sense of the shiver of light in a particular space but also the sense that the scene has the interior life and unnatural emphases of something recalled from memory." Thiebaud was also able to create this unique nostalgia through the inspired inspiration he found in foods that "every American child has been brought up on."




    Condition Report*: In overall excellent condition. Framed Dimensions 18.75 X 16.5 Inches
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    November, 2017
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