Hilma af Klint | No.1 of The Ten Largest
Printed canvas with wood hanging frame. Solid walnut or white oak pieces are compressed together by solid brass ball thumb screws and posts to securely hold the top and bottom of the print. Easy to hang on an included single brass head nail.
+ Solid brass hardware holds prints more securely than magnets. Brass hardware has a vintage patina and is antiqued in small batches with apple cider vinegar.
+ Raw Walnut and Raw Oak do not have any kind of finish so the natural beauty of the wood can shine through. Walnut is finished with organic hemp oil and beeswax. Black Oak is oak wood ebonized with India Ink and finished with organic hemp oil and beeswax. India ink is 100% carbon pigment and completely non-toxic and has zero impact on the environment, unlike water based stains or paints. All wood is sourced from sustainably managed forests.
+ Hang with hemp twine or cork strap. Brass head nail and brass ring included. Twine colors to choose from are: natural hemp or black. Cork strap colors to choose from are: natural cork, dark brown or black. Cork is a vegan and environmentally friendly alternative to leather. Cork is soft, strong, beautiful and sustainable as harvesting cork does not damage the tree in any way. See last photo for options. Add your choice in the personalization section.
+ "Canvas Only No Frame" option is for the canvas print only without the wood hanging frame.
Prints are printed on 370gsm art canvas. I use high quality canvas that will not yellow over time as it does not contain optical brighteners and is acid-free and age resistant according to ISO 9706 (museum standard according to galleries and museum’s longevity requirements).
+ Canvas and wood hanging frame are shipped together but the canvas is not installed to avoid damage to the canvas. Installing the canvas is easy and no tools are required. Simply unscrew the thumb screws from the posts and insert the canvas edge in between the wood rails at top and bottom. Tighten the screws and your canvas is ready to hang. Print is held by the wood below the screws and posts and is not damaged at all.
+ 17" x 22" Raw Walnut + Canvas is pictured with Dark Brown cork strap.
+ shipped in 100% plastic free packaging.
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ABOUT THE ART:
Hilma af Klint (1862-1944) was a Swedish artist and mystic whose paintings were the first Western abstract works known to the current art community. This print is "No. 1, Childhood" in the 1907 series called The Ten Largest which describes the different phases in life, from early childhood to old age.
In her will, Hilma af Klint left all her abstract paintings to her nephew, vice-admiral Erik af Klint of the Royal Swedish Navy. She specified that her work should be kept secret for at least 20 years after her death. When the boxes were opened at the end of the 1960s, very few persons had knowledge of what would be revealed.
In 1970 her paintings were offered as a gift to Moderna Museet in Stockholm, but the donation was declined. Erik af Klint then donated thousands of drawings and paintings to a foundation bearing the artist's name in the 1970s. Thanks to the art historian Åke Fant, her art was introduced to an international audience in the 1980s, when he presented her at a Nordik conference in Helsinki in 1984.
The abstract work of Hilma af Klint was shown for the first time at the exhibition "The Spiritual in Art, Abstract Painting 1890–1985" organized by Maurice Tuchman in Los Angeles in 1986. This exhibition was the starting point of her international recognition.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why do you make your poster hangers with brass hardware instead of magnets?
Gluing metal to wood is notoriously difficult and requires some heavy duty toxic glue to get them to stay firmly in place. Even then the magnets are not likely to stay glued as wood is a natural material that expands and contracts with the heat and moisture. Eventually they will fall out and then all you are left with are some sticks! Additionally, magnets can lose their strength over time. Brass hardware will never fail.
I do not offer wholesale as I find that business model works best for mass produced goods and my products are not mass produced! I am a one person shop so I prefer to offer my best price all the time to everyone.