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010113 Abstract Expressionism

010113 Abstract Expressionism

Title: Abstract Expressionism Art [Pfaltz (1916)]
Artist: Adolf Wölfli

Product ID: 010113

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1. The watermark ( which appears on the left-side image will not print on the finished canvas.

2. We ship in 3-5 business days, and it typically arrives within 21 days at the most.

3. No P.O. box address, please. Shipments must be made to a physical street address along with your phone number as requested by the express carrier.

4. As shipping cost is calculated by volumetric weight, we believe that is more cost-effective for you to order just the art print (rolled canvas) and have your canvas stretched locally. If you cannot, then we are pleased to do it for you.

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6. Unstretched canvas will be finished with an additional 2.5cm (1") blank border on each side for stretching and framing locally. If you prefer to have a black border instead of an image wrap border, you can use black fabric tape to finish the sides.

7. Unstretched canvas will be covered with a protective wrap and rolled inside a secured mailing plastic or cardboard tube. For small sizes, however, less than 20” inches (50 cm), the canvas might be shipped flat between two protection sheets, inside a tight cardboard or bubbled mailing envelope.

8. Stretched canvas will be wrapped around 0.75” or 1.5” thick (based on canvas size) wooden stretcher bars to end up with a “gallery wrap” border, which is the highest professional grade of wrapping. The canvas then gets covered with a protective wrap, placed inside a tight cardboard box, and then shipped to you with all the hanging kits, ready to hang.

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abstract expressionism paintings by adolf wolfli

About The Artist: Adolf Wölfli

Adolf Wolfli, Swiss, 1864-1930

The Man Who Rewrote His Life

There is power in autobiography. The ability to tell the story of your own life can be an opportunity to set the record straight, or edit the past. Few people create an autobiography that invents a new history from scratch, turning a violent, manic orphan onto an emperor and a saint.

Adolf Wölfli was a dangerous man, with an agonizingly tragic past. Adolf’s father left when he was five, and died a year later. Without the means to support her seven children, Adolf’s mother had him indentured to a local farmer, where he suffered abuse and continual overwork. In 1873, when Adolf was eight, his mother died, and without hope or family the boy sank into a childhood of slavery.

At 18, Wölfli left the farms of Zaziwil to go to Bern. He worked as a handy man, but lived in isolation and loneliness. Over the next decade, Wölfli’s behavior became aggressive, and instead of developing adult relationships, he began approaching young girls. He spend time in prison, and finally, after a third incident - an assault on a young child, Wölfli was committed to the Waldau Mental Asylum, where he would spend the rest of his life.

Wölfli was violent at first, breaking furniture and his cell door — but drawing calmed him, and so he was given paper and pencils. And this was the beginning of his autobiography. In 1908, Adolf Wölfli began his magnum opus, a utopian retelling of his own life spanning 25,000 pages and thousands of illustrations, maps and invented musical scores. “From the Cradle to the Grave” - the first volume, tells the story of his childhood, not as an enslaved orphan, but as a world traveler — an adventurer who catalogued talking plants and met with foreign kings. The next four volumes would document an even greater change — the child-traveler Wölfli having attained all early wisdom, evolving into a cosmological, metaphysical structure the “Saint Adolf-Giant-Creation” a force of order that brings structure and order to the entire universe.

The intense, inventive work of Adolf Wölfli was documented in 1921 by Walter Morgenthaler, a doctor at Waldau, in a paper titled Ein Geisteskranker als Künstler “A Psychiatric Patient as Artist.” This was the art world’s introduction to Wölfli, and while in his lifetime he traded his drawings to visitors for colored pencils, his work was rediscovered by Jean Dubuffet around 1950, and included in the growing Art Brut movement. Wölfli’s art would be played by musicians, studied by psychologists, and become one of the first examples of Outsider Art. But these are more then drawings — they’re a new world, created to replace the pain and tragedy of life with adventure, and transform their artist from an orphan into a god-king.

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The colors of the printing material, as well as the imprint might differ somewhat from the image on your device's monitor. Depending on the settings of your screen and the nature of the surface, not all colors will be printed as realistically as the digital version.

Furthermore, some pigments of the print products, as well as the printing may diverge somewhat from the representation on the device's screen.

Unlike almost all our competitors, and in spite of its cost impact, we go on printing to scale maintaining the proportions of the original painting as the Artist wanted it to be. In some cases however there might be around plus/minus ±1% tolerance in average, and maximum ±5% in very, very few cases.