Christopher Wool - Contemporary Art Evening Sale London Saturday, June 28, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Luhring Augustine, New York

  • Exhibited

    Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art, 19 July – 18 October, 1998; Pitsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art, 21 November, 1998 – 31 January, 1999; Kunsthalle Basel, 1 April – 30 May, 1999; Christopher Wool

  • Literature

    Exhibition Catalogue, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Christopher Wool, 1998, n.p.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Wool has returned to painting in a reductive format to emphasis elements of painting and erasure, gesture and removal, depth and flatness. Chiefly using black spray enamel Wool draws out the tensions that are at play with form, line and colour. The action and erasure that become apparent highlight Wool's unique form of mark making on the picture plane. By spraying the canvas, retracing the line with solvent, blending and then erasing the line of spray paint Wool maps out and retraces his line across the canvas. Wool's medium of choice makes reference to the urban environment and graffiti, however the works sidestep hasty interpretation and the surface qualities allow the viewer focus on the retinal impact of the paintings.Taken from


Untitled (P262)

Enamel on aluminium.
274.3 x 182.5 cm. (108 x 71 7/8 in).
Signed, numberd and dated ‘Wool 1997 P262' on the reverse.

£350,000 - 450,000 

Sold for £457,250

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

29 June 2008, 5pm