Christopher Wool, ‘Maybe Maybe Not’, 2001, Swiss Institute Benefit Auction
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Christopher Wool

Maybe Maybe Not, 2001

Book, softcover, offset printing, Japanese binding
11 × 16 9/10 in
28 × 43 cm
Edition of 300 + 20AP
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Swiss Institute Benefit Auction

Christopher Wool’s editioned book, Maybe Maybe Not, is an extended study of this renowned artist’s …

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Courtesy of Cristina Bechtler, Ink Tree Editions
Christopher Wool
American, b. 1955
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Making a name in the New York art scene in the early 1980s, Christopher Wool is best known for his word paintings, white aluminum panels with black stenciled letters spelling out text like "Sell the house, sell the car, sell the kids" (in his 1998 work Apocalypse Now). In another group of early paintings, Wool used commercial rollers to apply decorative effects on aluminum panels, 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.

Christopher Wool, ‘Maybe Maybe Not’, 2001, Swiss Institute Benefit Auction
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Christopher Wool’s editioned book, Maybe Maybe Not, is an extended study of this renowned artist’s own sustained practice of layering media in monochrome to transform the image. Wool painted abstractions over photocopies of Polaroids of his own paintings, creating space to re-imagine past work through a series of …

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Signed and numbered
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Courtesy of Cristina Bechtler, Ink Tree Editions
Christopher Wool
American, b. 1955
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Making a name in the New York art scene in the early 1980s, Christopher Wool is best known for his word paintings, white aluminum panels with black stenciled letters spelling out text like "Sell the house, sell the car, sell the kids" (in his 1998 work Apocalypse Now). In another group of early paintings, Wool used commercial rollers to apply decorative effects on aluminum panels, 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.

Christopher Wool

Maybe Maybe Not, 2001

Book, softcover, offset printing, Japanese binding
11 × 16 9/10 in
28 × 43 cm
Edition of 300 + 20AP
.
Bidding closed
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