2¼ x 7¼ in. decorative bookmark
Attractively packaged in a plastic sleeve for protection
Wayne Thiebaud (American, b. 1920)
Cakes and Pies, 1995
Instantly recognizable for their sensuous texture and warm, luminous palette, Wayne Thiebaud’s images of cakes, pies, candy, and other ubiquitous store-bought foods gained him international prominence in the 1960s. His food paintings explore society’s fascination with, and ritualistic treatment of, certain culinary items; Thiebaud paints what he has called the “tattletale signs” of our culture.
Thiebaud’s formidable talents run to a wide range of other subjects, including figure studies, “aerial” landscapes, and vertiginous cityscapes, but he remains best known for his sweet-natured, pensive take on the sweet stuff.