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Christopher Wool, ‘Untitled’, 1989, Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art
Christopher Wool, ‘Untitled’, 1989, Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art
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Untitled, 1989

Ink on Suzuki paper
37 × 24 2/5 in
94 × 62 cm
This is a unique work.
$95,000
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About the work
Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art
New York

This work, a decorative red pattern, is made with incised rollers offset onto handmade Japanese …

This work, a decorative red pattern, is made with incised rollers offset onto handmade Japanese paper. This exemplifies Wool's exploration of floral and 'grille-like' patterns through a style often associated with wallpaper. During this time Wool was also experimenting with various types of rubber stamps, …

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Condition
Excellent condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated verso
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, ‘Untitled’, 1989, Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art
Christopher Wool, ‘Untitled’, 1989, Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art
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About the work
Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art
New York

This work, a decorative red pattern, is made with incised rollers offset onto handmade Japanese …

This work, a decorative red pattern, is made with incised rollers offset onto handmade Japanese paper. This exemplifies Wool's exploration of floral and 'grille-like' patterns through a style often associated with wallpaper. During this time Wool was also experimenting with various types of rubber stamps, …

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Condition
Excellent condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated verso
Christopher Wool
American, b. 1955
Follow

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.

Untitled, 1989

Ink on Suzuki paper
37 × 24 2/5 in
94 × 62 cm
This is a unique work.
$95,000
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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