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Wilhelm Staehle

Un Sedicesimo 15

The 9 Lives of the Tragic Tomcat


The adventurous visual research of Un Sedicesimo goes on in dancing rhythm, dragging us into Tom the cat's tragic escalation of events. Tom can rely upon his nine lives, but, page after page, a driving countdown leads the wretched cat to his final life. Wilhelm Staehle's black-and-white cynicism follows the rhythm of words and silhouettes that throw us in the imaginary world of American East Coast in the early 20th century. The conclusion of the cat is to enjoy this final life, for one is better than none!

Wilhelm Staehle is a horribly disfigured gentleman who often frightens small children when passing. While mostly hermitting himself into his sprawling estate on the eastern coast of the Americas, Wilhelm has been known to throw the occasional headline-worthy event in his grandiose opium den. In his free time between sporting for foxes and dressing his disturbingly broad collection of taxidermy, he finds time to hand-cut silhouettes. He begs you to enjoy them. Or at least not to inform him if you do not. He thanks you for your time.


ISSN:  1972-2842 #15

Curator:  Pietro Corraini

Binding:  staples

Pages:  16

Width:  17.0

Height:  24.0

Edition:  2010