Wayne Thiebaud: Updated Edition

In remembrance of revered American artist Wayne Thiebaud who passed away in 2021 at the age of 101, the definitive monograph of Wayne Thiebaud’s work is now available in a reformatted, accessibly priced edition, including his last paintings.

This is the most comprehensive monograph to date on Wayne Thiebaud, with new works added, in a reformatted size. Spanning the length of his career from the 1950s to the present, the book has been made in close collaboration with the artist. Thiebaud selected the works himself, making the book an act of autobiography in a sense. At age 100, he looks back over his life and his work, rich with breakthroughs in painting and masterful individuality.
 “Required reading for those who have a healthy appetite for provocative art.” —Bloomberg Business
 “This comprehensive monograph of more than 200 illustrations can literally be considered eye candy. American artist Wayne Thiebaud is famed for his brightly colored canvases of cakes, diner pies, pastries, ice cream cones, candy and brightly colored gumball machines. . . . Whether still lifes or landscapes, Thiebaud’s paintings are akin to visual Prozac; you simply cannot be in a bad mood looking at them.” —Kansas City Magazine
 “While Thiebaud is best known for his heavily pigmented still lifes of cakes, pies, and candies, [this] book shows his broader range, from vibrant landscapes depicting highways and farmland to portraits of solitary figures. . . The texts examine Thiebaud’s influences as well as his impact on the art world and the individual viewers of his work.” —Architectural Digest

About The Author

Kenneth Baker has been the resident art critic at the San Francisco Chronicle since 1983. Nicholas Fox Weber is a cultural historian and executive director of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. Karen Wilkin is an independent curator and art critic based in New York. John Yau is an American poet and critic who lives in New York.

  • Publish Date: May 24, 2022
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Art - Individual Artists - Monographs
  • Publisher: Rizzoli Electa
  • Trim Size: 8-7/8 x 10-1/2
  • Pages: 376
  • US Price: $60.00
  • CDN Price: $80.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-7162-9


"This 376-page reformatted edition encourages us to see the world through his singular paintings once again." —NEW CRITERION

"This lovely reissued and enlarged volume of Wayne Thiebaud’s work is a tempting and confectionary catalogue loaded with enough suckers and sweets, cream cakes and puff pastries, American apple pie, chocolate candy and caramel to put readers into a diabetic coma. But there is more to Thiebaud than sugar, and the book provides happy hours admiring the broader scope of his work." —MUTUAL ART MAGAZINE

Author Bookshelf: Karen Wilkin

Author Bookshelf: John Yau