Christopher Wool - Contemporary Art Evening Sale London Wednesday, February 27, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    Christopher Wool works in black and white, the white often and enameledaluminum surface, the black paint applied by a stamp or stencil. Previousworks have included imagery of spiral patterns, wrought iron fences orevocative words. The large drawings representing the emblematic eaglemotif seem primitive and medieval. "Stenciled in black, these images stepand strut up, down or across large framed sheets of paper, singly or ingroups that number up to six. They form friezes and facing pairs; they areupside down or right side up; they face left or right. These works improvewith time, gaining in animation, wit and distinctness from one another asyou look at them. The contrast of the imperial and the untamed may bea point, but in the end the images are cartoonish. Their bulky blackness,which varies according to how much ink is used, has energy". (R. Smith,‘Review/Art; In a Show on the Issues' in The Focus Is Outrage, 1990)


Untitled P127


Enamel on aluminium.

243 x 183 cm. (95 5/8 x 72 in).

Signed, titled and dated ‘WOOL UNTITLED P127 1990’ on the reverse.

£300,000 - 400,000 

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

28 Feb 2008, 7pm