Lithograph printed in colours printed on Japon nacré paper, 1982, from Metropolitan Fine Art, signed in pencil, dated, numbered I/XXV. lower left (aside from the edition of 250). This lithograph was Tom Wesselmann’s contribution to the 1984 Metropolitan Fine Art II portfolio representing the Alban Berg opera Lulu. The five additional works in the portfolio are: Karel Appel - Pagliacci, Will Barnet - Peter Grimes, Sandro Chia - Il Trovatore, Rufino Tamayo - Salome, and George Tooker - Una Ballo in Maschera. Co-published by the Metropolitan Opera Association, New York and Circle Fine Art Corp., Chicago, 1984.
Tom Wesselmann is considered one of the major artists of New York Pop Art, along with Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. Best known for his 1960s series “Great American Nude,” which featured flat figures in an intense palette of red, white, blue, and other patriotic colors, Wesselmann, in an effort to reject Abstract Expressionism, made collages and assemblages that incorporated everyday objects and advertising ephemera.