Christopher Wool, ‘Black Book ( the full set of 17, framed )’, 1989, ARCHEUS/POST-MODERN

Framed set of 17 screenprints on wove paper, originally published as the bound volume Black Book. The justification sheet having the original signature and numbering, the hard bookcovers and the original ink-spattered carton with the numbered Thea Westreich label have been retained and accompany the set. The set is presented in 17 custom made white box frames, and glazed with museum glass.

Signature: Signed and numbered on the justification sheet

Publisher: Gisela Capitain, Cologne and Thea Westreich, New York

Thea Westreich, New York

About Christopher Wool

Making a name in the New York art scene in the early 1980s, Christopher Wool is best known for his word paintings, white canvases with black stenciled letters spelling out text like "Sell the house, sell the car, sell the kids" (in his 1998 work Apocalypse Now). In his early paintings, Wool used commercial rollers to apply decorative effects on canvas, and he has continued to explore pattern in his art. Incorporating media and techniques including photography, silkscreen, reproduction, overpainting, and erasing, Wool's work often combines human and machine marks, as in his paintings in which he smudges black lines drawn with a spray gun into gray fields.

American, b. 1955, Chicago, Illinois, based in New York, New York