Hilma AF Klint: The Complete Catalogue Raisonné: Volumes I-VII

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Bokforlaget Stolpe AB
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12.0 X 15.0 X 12.5 inches | 37.95 pounds

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Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) is now regarded as a pioneer of abstract art. Though her paintings were not seen publicly until 1987, her work from the early 20th century predates the first purely abstract paintings by Kandinsky, Mondrian, and Malevich. Af Klint was born in Solna, outside Stockholm, and studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm from 1882 to 1888. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's 2018 survey of af Klint's work was the first major solo exhibition in the United States devoted to the artist, offering an unprecedented opportunity to experience af Klint's long-underrecognized artistic achievements.
Embracing elements of geometry, pattern and symbolism, the oeuvre collected in the slipcased, seven-volume career retrospective, HILMA AF KLINT: Catalogue Raisonné establishes what the editors Kurt Almqvist and Daniel Birnbaum call "a new visual language."--Lauren Christensen "The New York Times Book Review"
The books in this series are finely bound, and gorgeously and exhaustively reproduce af Klint's life's work. While nay biography is necessarily subjective and selective, the appearance of the catalogue raisonné will continue the process of sharing af Klint's multifarious image-based mythology, and surely inspire new writing about her.--Lucy Ives "Art In America"
Now that [Hilma af Klint's] entire body is being published in this Catalogue Raisonné, there is no excuse not to avail yourself to these fine tomes and learn about one of the lost pioneers of abstract artistry.--Doug King "Patron"
A full picture of her accomplishments has emerged [...] Further cementing her legacy, the first three volumes of a seven-volume catalogue raisonné of af Klint's work is being released this month by the Swedish publisher Bokförlaget Stolpe.--Liz Logan "1stdibs"
Very few artists have merited a "catalogue raisonné" - a catalogue of their collected artworks with images and basic facts such as titles, the year created, technique, dimensions. But now Hilma af Klint is in the finest of company with luminaries such as Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky and Andy Warhol. Sweden's national painter, Anders Zorn, has only had his etches fully catalogued whereas af Klint will be accorded seven sumptuous volumes published by Bokförlaget Stolpe, all with English text to satisfy the booming international interest.--Birgitta Rubrin "Dagens Nyheter"
Now, the full depth and breadth of Klint's prolific and extraordinary career is being fully documented in a seven-part catalogue raisonné from Swedish publishing house Bokförlaget Stolpe, distributed by Artbook DAP. It is the first time that Klint's dazzling, spiritual oeuvre, which often dabbles in the occult, will be presented in its totality.--Sarah Cascone "Artnet"