FINE ART INVESTMENTS SINCE 1978
Title: "Dallas Museum of Art"
(After Christopher Wool)
Sheet size: 36" X 24"
Christopher Wool (born 1955, Boston) is an American artist. Since the 1980s, Wool's art has
incorporated issues surrounding post-conceptual ideas. He lives and works in New York City and
Marfa, Texas, together with his wife and fellow painter Charline von Heyl.
Wool is best known for his paintings of large, black, stenciled letters on white canvases. Wool began to
create word paintings in the late 1980s, reportedly after having seen graffiti on a brand new white
truck. Using a system of alliteration, with the words often broken up by a grid system, or with the
vowels removed (as in ‘TRBL’ or ‘DRNK’), Wool’s word paintings often demand reading aloud to make
At 303 Gallery in 1988, Wool and fellow artist Robert Gober presented a collaborative exhibition and
installation which included Wool's seminal text-based painting, Apocalypse Now (1988). The work
features words from a famous line in Francis Ford Coppola's film Apocalypse Now, based on the Joseph
Conrad novel Heart of Darkness. From the early 1990s through the present, the silkscreen has been a
primary tool in Wool’s practice. In his abstract paintings Wool brings together figures and the
disfigured, drawing and painting, spontaneous impulses and well thought-out ideas. He draws lines on
the canvas with a spray gun and then, directly after, wipes them out again with a rag drenched in
solvent to give a new picture in which clear lines have to stand their own against smeared surfaces.
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Title: "Kölnischer Kunstverein
(Cats in Bags, Bags in River)"
Sheet size: 30.5" X 24"