The American artist Tom Wesselmannwas one of the pioneering figures of the PopArt movement in the country. Born in 1931in Cincinnati, Ohio, Wesselmann originally pursued a career as a cartoonist, but following a revelatory moment encountering Robert Motherwell’s Abstract Expressionist painting Elegy to the Spanish Republic in New York’s MoMA, he switched paths and embarked on a life dedicated to art. Throughout his career, which spanned from the late 1950s to his passing in 2004, Wesselmann explored the language of mass culture, which he skewed and reproduced by means of painting, collage and sculpture.
Stuart Vevers Goes Pop with the New Coach x Tom Wesselmann Collection
Coach’s creative director Stuart Vevers dips into late Pop artist Tom Wesselmann’s archives for the brand’s latest capsule collection. Suffice to say, the figurative depictions of domestic scenes and lush red lips are amongst the British fashion designer’s fascinations when it comes to American culture.