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Interesting Pop Art Trailers

There's a really interesting and different Wesley Willis art piece on sale at eBay right now by patterson770. It's two semi trailers, one on top of the other.  Here's the seller's description:

THIS IS THE MOST UNUSUAL AND CONCEPTUAL WORK BY WESLEY WILLIS THAT I HAVE SEEN... IT IS TWO SEMI TRUCK TRAILERS... ONE ABOVE THE OTHER..A PIECE OF GREAT AND POWERFUL SIMPLICITY..THE TRAILERS ARE COLORED WITH A LIGHT YELLOW.. THEY ARE DRAWN ON WHITE MAT BOARD AND THE PIECE IS IN PERFECT CONDITION.. SOME OF THE PHOTOS ARE DARKER THAN THE PIECE IN REAL LIFE.....THE FIRST PHOTO EXHIBITS THAT THE DRAWING IS ON WHITE AND HE HAD SUBTLY COLORED THE TRAILERS YELLOW.THE WHEELS ARE ALMOST ABSTRACT WITH THEIR STYLIZED SPOKES...WESLEY IN THIS SIMPLICITY THAT IS SO ATYPICAL OF HIS WORK HAS MADE ICONS OF THESE TRAILERS... A VERY SIGNIFICANT AND IMPORTANT PART OF THE BODY OF WORK. NONE OF THE VIOLENT MAGIC MARKER STROKES ,,, A SERENE LOOK AT AN ITEM.... AN ICON....THE TRAILER... THAT HAS INTERESTED HIM THROUGHOUT HIS ARTISTIC CAREER.. THE PERSON FROM WHOM I OBTAINED THIS HAD ASKED WESLEY TO TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND THIS ELEGANT POWERFUL PIECE WAS PRODUCED....RARE AND VERY UNUSUALED SIGNED AND DATED 1998 .IT is smaller than his typicak pieces..MEASURES..14x17 inches..

This rings true to me, and I just wish that whoever "commissioned" this would have gotten Wesley to do more of this isolation/ elevation/ focus on the object stuff. It could have really gone somewhere. ANyway, it's interesting. The only thing is that 1998 is by no means "early"-- I think it was a copy/ paste error. Here's the pics:
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update: one bid, sold for $250

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