Wolfgang Buchta

Beyond the Wall of Sleep

Wolfgang Buchta

Beyond the Wall of Sleep



Edition Size



Aquatint, Etching, Handmade paper


Artist Book


12.75 × 15.5 × 1 in



$ 16,500.00

1 in stock (can be backordered)

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Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

Boston Athenaeum

Bowdoin College

Library of Congress (LoC)

Minneapolis Institute of Art

Scripps College, Denison Library

The New York Public Library (NYPL)

21st Annual Minneapolis Print & Drawing Fair Curator’s Choice, 2014, Dennis Michael Jon, Associate Curator of Prints & Drawings

Beyond the Wall of Sleep combines an H.P. Lovecraft short story, the piece’s namesake, with figurative imagery by Buchta done in intaglio with two to four copper plates per page. Buchta does all his own etching and printing; the text is hand brushed. The paper is custom-made by master European paper artist Gangolf Ulbricht of Berlin and bound by Stephen Ortbauer of Vienna.
Beyond the Wall of Sleep” text by Howard Philips Lovecraft (1890-1937).

Etching, aquatint, open bite, & laquer (4 steps); brushed text; age-resistant cotton rag by Gangolf Ulbricht in Berlin; decorated endpapers; custom decorated slipcase. 12.75″ x 15.5.” 48 pages. Edition of 30 plus 2 APs. 2007.