Tom Wesselmann painting reproduced in The New Yorker

On page 67 of the January 5, 2009 issue of The New Yorker is a half-page reproduction of this painting by pop-artist Tom Wesselmann.

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“Bedroom Painting No.6” (1968)

I have written before about my old friend Tom, who passed away in 2004. His life-long dream was to draw cartoons for The New Yorker, and he worked very hard at it. I also mentioned that, although Tom’s cartooning dream never materialized, over the years The New Yorker occasionally reproduced his art as illustrations for articles. This is just another example.

For my previous musings about Tom Wesselmann vis-a-vis The New Yorker, and to see early photos of him and some of his cartoons, you can go to these three links:

Me and Tom

Living Cartoon — 1954

“We All Have To Start Somewhere” Department. Case in Point No. 6

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