Philosopher of the Possible, Wolfgang Paalen.
The book, Philosopher of the Possible, Wolfgang Paalen is a soft cover book. It was printed to showcase the work of Paalen. Gallery Wendi Norris contracted with Star Print Brokers to print it. The book is perfect bound.
Wolfgang Paalen and the artist’s work at the Gallery Wendi Norris
The following is the artist biography from the Gallery Wendi Norris website:
Born in Vienna, Austria to an upper class family, Paalen 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, Paalen ultimately made Mexico his home.
An avid collector and theorist, Paalen’s art was in an ever-constant state of change to reflect 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 represented in many museum collections including 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 and catalyzed much of 21st Century art theory, which culminated in a dedicated exhibition at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles in 2012.
See this book, more of Paalen’s work, at the Gallery Wendi Norris website.