Theo Wujcik


acrylic on canvas
64 x 52 x 3 inches

In 2000, a 30-year retrospective of Theo Wujcik’s workswas co-curated by James Rosenquist and Margaret Miller, and premiered at the Gulf Coast Museum of Art in Largo, Florida. The exhibition was a testament to Wujcik’s lifelong exploration of contemporary culture through found images and of his contributions to contemporary art. In his work, pop culture sources are broken apart and recombined in dynamic compositions that recast the meanings of their source material. In this painting, second generation Pop icon Jeff Koons becomes a latticework head made of cartoon cells or advertising images (some of Koons’ favorite creative sources), all floating above a bubblegum pink background. Wujcik has received many awards and honors including two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and his work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh; and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, among others.