Tag: Wayne Thiebaud

Display Cakes by Wayne Thiebaud

Display Cakes by Wayne Thiebaud

Wayne Thiebaud championed unappreciated pastries. For instance, the 1963 Display Cakes, sits at the center of the Pop Art movement. It’s tempting to thus label this masterpiece as such. After all, Pop Art elevates popular mainstream subject matter. This spotlights our desires, and even obsessions. Thiebaud’s pastry portrayals point to America’s sugar fixation.