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Beyond the Wall of Sleep.

Vienna: Wolfgang Buchta, 2007. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "48 pages used 2-5 plates / Etching, aquatint, open bite, lacquer, 4 steps / brushed text." Printed on copper plates made over a two year period and printed on paper specifically designed by Gangolf Ulbricht—the master papermaker of Europe—for this project. It was bound in Vienna by Stephen Ortbauer. It is the epitome of a synthesis between aesthetic beauty and elegant draftsmanship. These 48 pages flow effortlessly with its hand-brushed text and figurative-landscape imagery. Each scape is between two to five passes of the press, two to five plates—two to five colors. Buchta is the heir apparent to Vienna’s Secession Movement—a definite continuation of the tradition Egon Shiele and Gustav Klimt. Fine in Fine Slipcase. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Slipcase bright and clean. Yellow paper boards, gray etching at boards, brushed etched text at spine, decorative endpages; white paper slipcase with gray etched design, felt-lined. Oblong fo. np. Illus. (color plates). Numbered limited edition, this being 15 of 30. Signed by the artist. Item #7571

Price: $15,000.00

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