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As part of his practice, Christopher Wool frequently employs large, block lettering, without strict observation of grammatical correctness. His compositions are forceful in their command and formal techniques, which only aid in capturing his emphatic gestures. Here, Wool re-envisions language by deconstructing the semantic properties of the words that compose the sentences themselves. The complete Black Book is signed and numbered on the colophon page and comes from an edition of 350 with eight artist proofs. As part of his practice, Christopher Wool frequently employs large, block lettering, without strict observation of grammatical correctness. His compositions are forceful in their command and formal techniques, which only aid in capturing his emphatic gestures. Here, Wool re-envisions language by deconstructing the semantic properties of the words that compose the sentences themselves.

The complete Black Book is signed and numbered on the colophon page and comes from an edition of 350 with eight artist proofs.

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Printed by Studley Press, Dalton, Massachusetts
Published by Gisela Capitain, Cologne and Thea Westreich, New York

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Christopher Wool (American, b. 1955) is an artist who now lives and works in New York. He is best known for his large paintings of black, stenciled or printed letters on white grounds, which he began developing in the late 1980s. Wool has produced several artists books using a variety of media, and has been exhibited and collecting internationally. He received a critically acclaimed retrospective at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 2013, and his work has been featured in the permanent collections at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Tate Modern, London and the Centre Pompidou, Paris, amongst several others.

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Page from Black Book, 1989
Lot Number 3
Single page from hardcover book, printed on smooth wove paper
57.7 x 39.8 cm (22.72 x 15.67 in) - Sheet: 57.7 x 39.8 cm (22.7 x 15.6 in)
Edition of 350
8 AP
Unsigned

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Christopher Wool
Page from Black Book
  • Dimensions
    57.7 x 39.8 cm (22.72 x 15.67 in) - Sheet: 57.7 x 39.8 cm (22.7 x 15.6 in)