Monday, September 17, 2012


Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Sale on 21 September 2012 features
works by Grotjahn, Guyton, Oehlen, Kusama and Thiebaud, some of the most celebrated post-war period artists, as well as emerging artists.  This sale is ideal for both new collectors and the well-established as estimates range from $5,000 - $300,000.

Among the highlights of the sale is Wayne Thiebaud’s 1962 Deviled Eggs (est. $250/350,000, above).
The Sacramento-based painter burst onto the New York art scene in the early 1960s with his sumptuous
paintings of delectable sweets, cakes, pies, hamburgers, roast beef, and as in this painting, deviled eggs. Each
still life was presented as a celebration of the assortment of foods consumed by the new American Middle-
Class. This classic canvas was executed in 1962, the same year Thiebaud had his first one-man show in New
York, a watershed moment in his career. I really happen to love Thiebaud's work and find it very appealing. I mean, how fun is it to hang a painting of deviled eggs above your mantle instead of the predictable landscape or portrait?  Food is WAY more appealing.

Hmmm, now all I need is for Sotheby's to get a hold of my English trifle painting and French pastries and put me on the map! I'm thinking I probably have to have a "watershed" moment and die first. 
Does crying count as "watershed"?
How fun would it be to paint delicious foods and and get paid a mint to do it?? 


Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

I love this piece. True art with an illustration look.
Thank you for sharing, Anne.
Happy Monday.

Unknown said...

Oh my! food images!....smiles!

Carrie said...

I thought that was a Thiebaud.

I know what you mean, I often wonder why some artists are more valuable than others. Here's hoping we both figure it out without having die a tragic death:)

Carrie Waller

Unknown said...

Theibaud's lifetime retrospective was at the museum here where I live and was so amazing in person--the curator who gave a tour of the work said that Theibaud would repaint a tiny painting (like the fish on a plate) for 14 years. So maybe the price makes sense-ha!

xo Mary Jo

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Deviled eggs never looked better and yes, tears count as "watershed" in my book Anne.'ve made me hungry!! Happy Monday to you.
: ) Deb

pve design said...

You are "priceless" to me!
I love you and your work.
Thiebaud too and I would love a deviled egg now.

CDS said...

Hands down he is one of my favorite American artists!

Amy Vermillion Interiors said...

LOVE Wayne Thiebaud…Beans had a counting book of his images and I fell in love.