Christopher Wool - Contemporary Art Part I New York Monday, November 8, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Luhring Augustine, New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, Luhring Augustine, Christopher Wool, November 6 - December 23, 2004, no. 20

  • Literature

    C. Wool and H. W. Holzwarth, Christopher Wool, Germany, 2004, no. 20 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    “As the media of written, spoken and visual information all around us are constantly increasing, and advertising is increasingly invasive, the human being has become practically immune to this textual harassment, with the result that the impact of the mass of information that we receive is ultimately not very effective because it is quickly eliminated from the brain.  That is what Wool wants to tell us with his reproductions containing erased or semi-erased messages, with striking phrases which are decontextualized and therefore lose their original meaning and initiatory power, acquiring a different, more symbolic, more subjective power.  From this artistic gesture we gather that nowadays there are certain deficiencies in information processes which make communication impossible, because the verbal language used in the medias is no longer sufficient to provide a clear understanding of reality” (F. Camps Ortiz, “Meanings,” Christopher Wool, Valencia, 2006, p. 196).



Silkscreen ink on linen.
116 1/8 x 78 in. (295 x 198.1 cm).
Signed, titled and dated “ONE YEAR NO HALLOWEEN (P464) WOOL 2004” on the overlap and again on the backing board.

$400,000 - 600,000 

Sold for $602,500

Contemporary Art Part I

8 November 2010
New York