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before us


while in montreal on saturday i stole this snap at the Tom Wesselmann retrospective at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

(i later learned that photos were allowed. ha!)


Tom Wesselmann  Smoker No. 1, on show at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

the show is a good one

his early work spoke loudly to me

starting with collage then moving to the female nude

with nods to the greats

i feel a kindred spirit

his later steel-cut work is impressive, but i like the nudes

i found great, yet subtle, humour throughout

the documentation accompanying the art was also of great interest to me

i take to pop art one artist at a time

my gratitude to Mr. Wesselmann for his body of work and the inspiration it provided