Untitled, 2011, 2012


Linotype on paper print with special edition hardcover book in slipcase

21.63 x 17.75 in

54.9 x 45.1 cm

Edition of 100

This work is signed and numbered by the artist.

PRICE: $900

21.63 x 17.75 in

54.9 x 45.1 cm

Edition of 100

Unframed: $900
Framed: $1,200
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    About The Work

    Wilhelm Sasnal is one of the most celebrated artists to emerge from Eastern Europe in the twenty-first century. His practice embraces drawing, film, comics (his strips are regularly published in Machina and Przekroj, two Polish periodicals) and, above all, painting. Prolific, varied and deliberately unclassifiable, Sasnal channels the enigma of our contemporary image-based society. For him, ‘art is largely a mystery [that] touches upon the invisible, the unnamed.' 

    His painting draws together Pop, photorealism, abstraction, minimalism and photorealism to describe both banal and enchanted details of day-to-day reality, placing diverse subjects on a plane of equality. His key subjects, however, which he returns to again and again, are the possibilities and limits of representation. In his work, material and image swap places, crossing and recrossing the border between depiction and abstraction, often several times in a single canvas. 

    His work in every medium involves a process of absorbing, saturating, materializing and then moving on to the next subject. At any given moment he has a pile of images waiting in his studio and in his head. In his exhibitions, we catch excerpts or glimpses of the greater whole of his attempt to create an encyclopaedia of the visual world, a project in which no detail is insignificant. 

    His films show a similar range to his paintings, from their modest beginnings as unedited 8-millimetre shorts to the 35-millimetre feature film Fallout (2010). Seen as a whole, his practice raises fundamental and evergreen questions about the value of images and art, the nature and possibilities of painting and film, the intertwined relation of our subjectivity to cultural identity, and the ways we address what we experience in life in parallel to the mediated world of images. 

    Sasnal was awarded the Vincent Van Gogh Prize in 2006, and his work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at major museums across Europe, including the Kunsthalle Zurich, the Frankfurter Kunstverein and the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst (MuHKA) in Antwerp. An exhibition of his work will open at London's Whitechapel Gallery in October 2011. 


    Linotype on paper 
    Print size: 550 x 450 mm (21 5/8 x 17 3/4 inches) 
    Image size: 410 x 360 mm (16 1/8 x 14 1/8 inches) 
    Print folder: 600 x 500 mm (25 5/8 x 19 3/4 inches) 
    Printed in 2011 in an edition of 100 plus 5 artist's proofs 
    All copies are signed and numbered by Wilhelm Sasnal

    About Wilhelm Sasnal

    From The Magazine

    • Authors: Dominic Eichler, Andrzej Przywara, Jörg Heiser

    • The quoted dimensions are for the sheet size. The book size is 11.375" x 9.875". The print folder is 25.625" x 19.75".
    • Ships in 10 to 14 business days from Massachusetts. Framed works ship in 14 to 18 business days from New York.
    • This work is final sale and not eligible for return.
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