Exclusive to SFMOMA.
Wayne Thiebaud (born 1920) worked as a graphic designer and cartoonist before beginning his painting career in the mid-1950s. He is best known for his paintings of cakes, pies, and other foodstuffs arranged in classic diner or cafeteria style. Thiebaud depicted these objects as commodities, using serial repetition, saturated colors, and, famously, painting with a knife, as if he were spreading “frosting” onto his cakes. By focusing on common twentieth-century foods, Thiebaud updated the traditional still-life genre for the age of mass production and consumption.
500 piece puzzle. Ages 12 and up.
19" x 19" assembled.
Wayne Thiebaud, Dessert Tray, 1992–94 oil on board, 19 3/8 x 19 1/4 in. (49.2 x 48.9 cm); Collection of Vicki and Kent Logan, fractional and promised gift to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © Wayne Thiebaud / Licensed by VAGA, New York