Philosopher of the Possible, Wolfgang Paalen.
The book, Philosopher of the Possible, Wolfgang Paalen is a soft cover book. The high-quality printing of the books showcases the work of Wolfgang Paalen. The Gallery Wendi Norris contracts with Star Print Brokers to print it. This book is perfect bound, which is a soft cover binding style.
Wolfgang Paalen and the artist’s work at the Gallery Wendi Norris
The following is the artist biography from the Gallery Wendi Norris website:
Wolfgang Paalen was born in Vienna, Austria to an upper class family. He was exposed to the elite members of art and academic society of the age; including Hans Hofmann, Julius Meier-Graefe, Hans Arp, Fernand Leger, Albert Einstein, and Sigmund Freud. As an adult, his pioneering art innovations and theories were shared with and informed by the top thinkers of the age; including Andre Breton and Dwight MacDonald. Fleeing war-torn Europe for Mexico in 1939 at the invitation of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Wolfgang Paalen ultimately make Mexico his home.
An avid collector and theorist, Wolfgang Paalen’s art was in an ever-constant state of change reflecting his environmental surroundings. He also amassed an important collection of ethnological artifacts, many of which now belong to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Wolfgang Paalen’s paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures have been widely exhibited in the United States and abroad and are in many museum collections. They include Centre Georges Pompidou, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Tate Britain, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Museo de Arte Moderne, Mexico City, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Paalen founded the influential art magazine, DYN, which includes writing and works from some of the most important artists of this era. It catalyzed much of 21st Century art theory. It also culminated in an exhibition at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles in 2012.
In conclusion, buy the book and see more of Wolfgang Paalen’s work at the Gallery Wendi Norris website.