Christopher Wool Unravels at the Guggenheim

Christie's
Oct 21, 2013 8:56PM

Christopher Wool is known for his “decorously aggressive” text paintings and monochromatic works, commanding some of the highest prices for a living artist today. On his website, Glenn O’Brien calls Wool’s artwork “both intense and reflective, physical and mechanical, unconscious and considered, refined in technique and redolent of street vernacular, both high and low,” while Ken Johnson, in a 2001 New York Times review of an exhibition at Luhring Augustine, referred to Wool’s enigmatic work as “visual white noise”.

A new exhibition on view from October 25, 2013  - January 22, 2014, at the Guggenheim Museum in New York spans the past three decades of the 58-year-old artist’s work, addressing how images are perceived and experienced today. The ever cool, Marfa-based artist’s approach to answering this question will be presented through black-and-white paintings, photography, and various works on paper. 

On November 12, Christie’s will be offering Bad Dog, one of Wool’s highly coveted text paintings, as part of our Post-War and Contemporary Evening Sale in New York. It’s clear: this fall is all about Wool.


(Image courtesy of Christie's)

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