For this 1990 limited edition offset lithograph promoting the Chicago Art Exposition, artist Wayne Thiebaud has chosen to portray what he knows best: paint, lots and lots of paint. Perhaps he's showing what the many artists preparing for the Chicago Art Exposition have been doing -- readying their paint for their canvases. Or perhaps he's merely showing what he has been doing.
With the shiny silver cans casting silvery blue shadows against the gold background, the paint colors stand out, making this still life with paint cans quite lovely.
The bottom of this lithograph states that it was published by the Lakeside Group, in cooperation with Thiebaud, and by Rohner Printing and that it is a limited edition print by Trillium Graphics.
Thiebaud (b. 1920) is an American painter known for his colorful works depicting commonplace objects—pies, lipsticks, paint cans (as here), ice cream cones, pastries, and hot dogs—as well as for his landscapes and figure paintings.
This captivating poster says much about the artist's work. Not only is it interesting, it is pretty as well, which makes it ideal art for any space. With its muted orange and its yellows and silvers, it would nicely compliment any room.