Print Release: Karl Wirsum "Sphinx Thinks About Climate Change" with Louis Buhl & Co
One of better art releases we have seen this week has to be from legendary Hariy Who artist Karl Wirsum's newest edition with Detroit-based Louis Bohl &Co.
Louis Buhl & Co. is excited to present the newest edition from artist Karl Wirsum, titled Sphinx Thinks About Climate Change. Wirsum first came to prominence in the mid-1960s as a founding member of the Hairy Who. His paintings and drawings combine a graphic sensibility–vivid, flat colors, simplified cartoon-like figures–with a sense of humor evident in the works themselves and also in titles that second guess and play with words. The work is characterized by visceral imagery and a surrealist quality that lends his figures a wonderful sense of movement. Wirsum remarks on his process, "I think about what part of the body it is [I'm drawing] and how I can make some association to it but bring a strong abstraction." The abstraction in these works often comes about as jarring movements or forms. The artist's attention to movement is not only evident in his figures, but in his ability to move between media as well.
This limited edition print is a 14-color hand-pulled screenprint on Mohawk Superfine UltraWhite, 160 lb cover. The 21h x 35w inch print is deckled, numbered, and signed by the artist.