Tom Wesselmann is one of the three great American Pop artists. And yet, of all the major American artists of his generation initially associated with the Pop Art movement, Wesselmann is the only one who has not been the subject of a major retrospective. The exhibition presents several hundred art works and documents. It also examines Wesselmann’s focus on the process of stylization, which casts him as an heir to both Ingres and Matisse. Revisiting art history and the definition of genres inherited from the Old World led Wesselmann to invent American Pop Art, alongside Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol.