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Painter Wayne Thiebaud is America’s poet of the deli counter, depicting muffins, cupcakes, and pies with the delicacy and physicality usually reserved for human bodies. As in Cakes, he brushes impasto paint onto the surfaces of his desserts until they appear literally frosted. His colours are as saccharine as the food — Thiebaud loves pinks, light blues, and yellows.

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Painter Wayne Thiebaud is America’s poet of the deli counter, depicting muffins, cupcakes, and pies with the delicacy and physicality usually reserved for human bodies. As in Cakes, he brushes impasto paint onto the surfaces of his desserts until they appear literally frosted. His colours are as saccharine as the food — Thiebaud loves pinks, light blues, and yellows.

nycartscene: Closes Nov 30: Wayne Thiebaud : A... - artnet

nycartscene: Closes Nov 30: Wayne Thiebaud : A... - artnet

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