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

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  • Provenance

    Luhring Augustine, New York; Private collection, New York; Private Collection, Switzerland

  • Exhibited

    Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg, Christopher Wool, 16 June – 24 September, 2006

  • Catalogue Essay

    Christopher Wool presents a continuation of his works questioning the boundaries of the genre of painting or painting within the process of painting. Wool's works are essentially a dissolution and re-materialization of composition. They are a constant analysis of form, line, color, framework, arrangement and representation. The significance of his works is found in the suspensions and cancellations that define his pictures. Instead of a ‘concrete' statement, the pictures demonstrate the process of physical or intellectual work in the act of creating art and embody a constant awareness of the process of the genesis of the work itself.
    In Untitled (P329) from 2001, Wool's intense relationship with the canvas creates an almost Rorschach ink blotch image allowing the viewer to create his own conclusion from the forms and aggressive ink splashes with a clear influence by Jackson Pollock., With subtle shifts and the elimination of details, Wool opens up a space characterized by the most diverse allusions. Another theme is the duality original/reproduction, whereby superimpositions and interventions turn the reproduction itself into an original again.


Untitled, (P329)

Enamel on linen.
274 x 183 cm. (108 7/8 x 72 in).
Signed, titled and dated ‘Wool 2000 (P329)’ on the stretcher.

£250,000 - 300,000 

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

29 June 2008, 5pm