MY HOUSE I, 2000
Christopher Wool is a contemporary American painter. Best known for his paintings with large stenciled letterforms, the bold, black strokes of Wool’s text is contrasted against white backgrounds for maximum visual impact. Words run together and breaks arrive at the edges of the canvas, bearing often inscrutable phrases such as “SELL THE HOUSE SELL THE CAR SELL THE KIDS” or “CATS IN BAG BAGS IN RIVER.”
Born on September 16, 1955 in Boston, MA, Wool studied briefly at Sarah Lawrence College, but quickly left to enroll at the New York Studio School. A contemporary of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, and others in New York’s downtown art scene in the 1980s, Wool began introducing graffiti techniques of stencils and spray paint in his work, later incorporated silkscreens and paint rollers.
JENNIFER BARTLETT | JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT | MICHEL FRIESS | KEITH HARING | ROBERT INDIANA | AVON JONG |ALEX KATZ | ROY LICHTENSTEIN | NEIL LEIFER | ROBERT LONGO | BURTON MORRIS | TAKASHI MURAKAMI | TOM MURRAY| ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG | ED RUSCHA | LAWRENCE SCHILLER| RINGO STARR | DONALD SULTAN | ANDY WARHOL | TOM WESSELMANN | CHRISTOPHER WOOL