Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Opalkopf (Opal Head)
  • Jochen Wahl
    1942–2007
    born: Tübingen, Germany ; died: Obersulm, Germany
  • Opalkopf (Opal Head), 1981
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • color etching
  • Paper Type: Hahnemühle
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 39.7 x 34.7 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 15 5/8 x 13 11/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 647 x 504 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 25 1/2 x 19 13/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 32 x 24 in
  • Gift of Robert A. Hiller
  • Not on display
  • 2013.0134
Label Text
Exhibitions

Exhibition Label:
"A Wry Eye: Witty, Sardonic and Ironic Work by Contemporary Printmakers", 22-Apr-2017
According to recent commentary, Wahl’s humanoid creatures are
guardian spirits and other mythic characters from an imagined cosmos.