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Published by American Folk Art Museum in New York, NY .
Written in English


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StatementElka Spoerri and Daniel Baumann ; essay by Edward M. Gomez ; writings by Adolf Wlfli ; with a foreword by Gerard C. Wertkin.
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LC ClassificationsND:N
The Physical Object
Pagination111 p. :
Number of Pages111
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22518543M
ISBN 100691114986

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Elka Spoerri (), founding curator of the Adolf Wölfli Foundation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Bern, wrote many publications on Wölfli's art and was the editor of his literary Baumann, an art historian, has served as curator of the Adolf Wölfli Foundation since Edward M. Gomez writes about the visual arts for the New York Times and numerous other publications, and.   THE ART OF ADOLF WOLFLI: St Adolf-Giant-Creation is a presentation of the works of the mad Swiss artist, whose institutionalization in a Bern asylum in led to a prolific career of thousands of drawings and literary endeavours. The book was prepared to accompany a exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum/5(8). Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Art of Adolf Wölfli: St. Adolf-Giant-Creation by Daniel Baumann, Elka Spoerri, Edward M. Gomez and Gerard C. Wertkin (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!5/5(1). Of the known practitioners of Art Brut, one of the most gifted was the Swiss peasant Adolf Wölfli. From , when he was thirty-one, until his death in , Wölfli was incarcerated in Waldau hospital, severely afflicted with rage and by: 6.

Adolf Wölfli is the original outsider artist. Before Darger, Rizzoli and Rodia, there was Wölfli: orphan, laborer, criminal, artist and the subject of a monograph titled A Psychiatric Patient as Artist, authored by his doctor--the first publication on an outsider artist--which won him the admiration of André Breton and Jean Dubuffet, and gave birth to the outsider phenomenon. The Art of Adolf Wlfli offers a fresh vantage point on the artist's remarkably intricate drawings and astonishing collages, as well as his newly translated writings, which are justly celebrated for their dizzying blend of mythology and humor. Also included are illuminating essays by leading specialists on his art . Elka Spoerri (), founding curator of the Adolf Wolfli Foundation at the Museum of Fine Arts, Bern, wrote many publications on Wolfli's art and was the editor of his literary oeuvre. Daniel Baumann, an art historian, has served as curator of the Adolf Wolfli Foundation since Reviews: 6. Adolf Wölfli (Febru – November 6, ) (occasionally spelled Adolf Woelfli or Adolf Wolfli) was a Swiss artist who was one of the first artists to be associated with the Art Brut or outsider art label. Wölfli was born in Bern, Switzerland. He was abused both physically and sexually as a child, and was orphaned at the age of Birth place: Bern, Switzerland.

The Art of Adolf Woelfli: St. Adolf-Giant-Creation: Spoerri, Elka, Baumann, Daniel, Gomez, Edward M., Wertkin, Gerard C.: : BooksReviews: 6. The Art of Adolf Wolfli | Despite being institutionalized for schizophrenia at age thirty-one, Adolf W lfli () achieved artistic greatness in his cell at Waldau . Like Henry Darger, Adolf Wolfli was an artist outside the mainstream of twentieth century art with a prodigious output. From his early work, , only fifty drawings survive. The main body of his work created between and his death in , known as his narrative oeuvre, consists o. The book was prepared to accompany a exhibition at the American Folk Art Museum. The book contains three essays on various facets of Wolfli's life and work. Elka Spoerri's "Adolf Wolfli: Artist/Builder" is a bibiography and presentation of the basic techniques of his work, including the various shapes he used due to horror vacui/5.