Tootsie Pops

Don Nice

American, born 1932

Tootsie Pops, n.d.

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Lithograph on paper

Dimensions: 28 × 41 in. (71.1 × 104.1 cm)
Image: 22 1/2 × 34 in. (57.2 × 86.4 cm)

Museum purchase, 1975.22

Don Nice was born in Visalia, California in 1932. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at University of Southern California, he earned his Masters of Fine Arts from Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT. Nice taught at the School of Visual Arts, New York for many years. Since 1982, he has been artist-in-residence at Dartmouth College, Hanover NH, and lives and works in Garrison NY.He gained recognition as a Pop artist in the early 1960s. Don Nice's imagery typically consists of realistic renderings of packaged and processed items are very large, detailed studies of the optical image. This lithograph, Tootsie Pops, is emblematic of his work. The subject here is the close-up of light reflections on the lollypop wrappers, revealing a beauty in commercially produced objects.

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