Wayne Thiebaud (1920-2021)

was an American painter known for his colorful works depicting commonplace objects—pies, lipsticks, paint cans, ice cream cones, pastries, and hot dogs—as well as for his landscapes and figure paintings. Thiebaud is associated with the pop art movement because of his interest in objects of mass culture, although his early works, executed during the fifties and sixties, slightly predate the works of the classic pop artists. Thiebaud used heavy pigment and exaggerated colors to depict his subjects, and the well-defined shadows characteristic of advertisements are almost always included in his work.
Four Pinball Machines
Price realised
USD 19,135,000
Toweling Off
Price realised
USD 8,489,500
Eating Figures (Quick Snack)
Price realised
USD 5,269,000
Two Jackpots
Price realised
USD 6,325,000