Wols, ‘Untitled, from: Chaystre or Inconvenient Pleasures | Chaystre ou les plaisirs incommodes’, 1948, Gilden's Art Gallery
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Wols

Untitled, from: Chaystre or Inconvenient Pleasures | Chaystre ou les plaisirs incommodes, 1948

Original Hand Signed and Numbered Etching and Drypoint on Alfa-Navarre Laid Paper
6 1/2 × 4 3/10 in
16.6 × 11 cm
.
$6,000
Location
London
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Gilden's Art Gallery
London

WOLS 1913–1951
[Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze]
Berlin 1913-1951 Paris (German)

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German, 1913–1951
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German expat to Paris A. O. Wolfgang Schulze, known by his adopted pseudonym Wols, was an influential painter, photographer, and illustrator, whose gestural, informally rendered and immensely expressive paintings helped pioneer Art Informel and Tachisme, stylistic movements that dominated postwar European art and served as counterparts to American Abstract Expressionism. Wols was influenced by the avant-garde artists and writers he met in Paris, among them Max Ernst, Joan Miró, Franz Kafka, and Jean-Paul Sartre. Drawing early and particular influence from Surrealism, he favored fragmented, hallucinatory, dreamlike images over naturalistic representation in his photographs and paintings, and filled his illustrations with fantastical, hybrid creatures, sometimes seemingly in the midst of metamorphosis. In Painting (1946-47), for example, a cell-like structure dominates the canvas, its interior energetically bursting with circular whorls, colorful splatters and stains, and thin, scratchy lines.

Wols, ‘Untitled, from: Chaystre or Inconvenient Pleasures | Chaystre ou les plaisirs incommodes’, 1948, Gilden's Art Gallery
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Gilden's Art Gallery
London

WOLS 1913–1951
[Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze]
Berlin 1913-1951 Paris (German)

Title: Untitled, from: Chaystre or Inconvenient Pleasures | Chaystre ou les plaisirs incommodes, 1948

Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Etching and Drypoint on Alfa-Navarre Laid Paper

Paper size: 16.6 x 11 cm. / 6.5 x 4.3 in.
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Wols
German, 1913–1951
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German expat to Paris A. O. Wolfgang Schulze, known by his adopted pseudonym Wols, was an influential painter, photographer, and illustrator, whose gestural, informally rendered and immensely expressive paintings helped pioneer Art Informel and Tachisme, stylistic movements that dominated postwar European art and served as counterparts to American Abstract Expressionism. Wols was influenced by the avant-garde artists and writers he met in Paris, among them Max Ernst, Joan Miró, Franz Kafka, and Jean-Paul Sartre. Drawing early and particular influence from Surrealism, he favored fragmented, hallucinatory, dreamlike images over naturalistic representation in his photographs and paintings, and filled his illustrations with fantastical, hybrid creatures, sometimes seemingly in the midst of metamorphosis. In Painting (1946-47), for example, a cell-like structure dominates the canvas, its interior energetically bursting with circular whorls, colorful splatters and stains, and thin, scratchy lines.

Wols

Untitled, from: Chaystre or Inconvenient Pleasures | Chaystre ou les plaisirs incommodes, 1948

Original Hand Signed and Numbered Etching and Drypoint on Alfa-Navarre Laid Paper
6 1/2 × 4 3/10 in
16.6 × 11 cm
.
$6,000
Location
London
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