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Christoper Wool

°1955, Chicago (US) – lives and works in New York City and Marfa, Texas (US)

American artist Christopher Wool made a name for himself in the early 1980 and is best known for his stencilled word paintings. The words are often scattered on the canvas and the phrases broken up, needing to be read aloud to make sense. Wool’s famous work Apocalypse Now, 1988, reads ‘Sell the House, Sell the Car, Sell the Kids’ and can be seen as a reference to the hectic, can-do spirit of the eighties. Most widely renowned as a painter, his practice includes a wide array of techniques, including photography, silkscreen, reproduction, overpainting, and erasing. By working in layers, Wool questions the status of the painting, revealing everything it can be.

Christopher Wool has had numerous solo exhibitions, including shows at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Other solo shows include the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Kölnischer Kunstverein; Kunsthalle Bern; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Kunsthalle Basel; Institut Valencià d’Art Modern and Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg; Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Wool has participated in the Whitney Biennial, New York; Documenta X, Kassel, the Lyon Biennial; and the Venice Biennale.

Christopher Wool is represented by the following galleries;
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Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin / Paris 

Simon Lee Gallery, London / Hong Kong / New York 

Gagosian, New York / London / Paris / Hong Kong / ... 

Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York