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

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  • Provenance

    Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    Recognised for his use of black and white throughout his body of work,Christopher Wool has continuously been using his bare canvases as aplatform upon which he stamps, rolls, stencils and screens to create hisrepeat patterns. Whilst sometimes more abstract and sometimes morefigurative, Wool confronts the areas of decoration, design, intersubjectivity,language, and signage.Untitled (Eagles), belongs to a series of paintings in which Wool borrowsa seemingly medieval symbol – that of the eagle, which has become areoccurring motif throughout history. From dark times to early 20th CenturyGerman art, the eagle has found itself sculpted and printed onto flags.In Wool's work, it once again becomes reinvented and stenciled repetitivelyonto his painting's surface as well as throughout this series. Stenciled inblack, these images step and strut up, down or across large framed sheetsof paper, singularly or in groups that number up to six, whist continuouslyretaining a sense of uniqueness through positioning and intensity of colour. 


Untitled (Eagles)


Alkyd on rice paper.

186.1 x 95.2 cm. (73 1/4 x 37 1/2 in).

Stamped ‘WOOL’ lower right.

£50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for £48,500

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

28 Feb 2008, 7pm