Christopher Wool

 
Since the early 80s Christopher Wool (born 1955 in Chicago, lives and works in New York City) has been using his painting to explore and expand the boundaries of a painting whose heroic period is past. Like Robert Gober, Cady Noland and Richard Prince—with whom he has worked—Wool has helped invent new forms for a supposedly wornout discipline. Throwing in references to music, cinema and art, he has created works testifying to the contemporary experience. Beginning with decorative patterns and letters that produced All-over paintings in which expression was cut to a minimum, he went on to use silkscreening for works that became steadily denser and freer.

See also Warhol Wool Guyton.

(external link : wool735.com)
 
Christopher Wool - Vitraux
2012
French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
sold out
Christopher Wool's stained glass windows for the Prieuré of La Charité sur Loire, France.
Christopher Wool - Can your monkey do the dog
2007
mfc-michèle didier
currently out of stock
Can your monkey do the dog is the title for this book conceived jointly by Josh Smith and Christopher Wool. Thanks to digital imaging, they created together a series of pieces; one of them proposed an image from his corpus, which the other one reworked, by adding or removing elements. A new "layer" was each time superimposed on the previous one, without any constraint or mutual censorship regulating the alternating interventions.
Christopher Wool - Crosstown
2003
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
Le Consortium - Monographs
(last copies available!)
Paintings and photographies.


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