Christopher Wool born 1955

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Christopher Wool - Road
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Photographs from the Martin Z. Margulies Foundation
April 2024
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 30.000 - 50.000 USD
Realised: not available
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Christopher Wool - Three Women (Medium II)
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Prints and Multiples
April 2024
Christies, New York
Est.: 70.000 - 90.000 USD
Realised: 63.000 USD
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Christopher Wool - Untitled (Sonic Youth)
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Prints and Multiples
April 2024
Christies, New York
Est.: 10.000 - 15.000 USD
Realised: not available
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Christopher Wool - Untitled (Kölnischer Kunstverein)
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20th/21st Century: Amsterdam
April 2024
Christies, Amsterdam (Online Auction)
Est.: 2.000 - 3.000 EUR
Realised: 1.890 EUR
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Christopher Wool - Black Book
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20th/21st Century: Amsterdam
April 2024
Christies, Amsterdam (Online Auction)
Est.: 12.000 - 16.000 EUR
Realised: 17.640 EUR
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Christopher Wool - Untitled
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Editions & Works on Paper
April 2024
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 15.000 - 20.000 USD
Realised: 17.780 USD
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Christopher Wool - My House I, II, and III
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Contemporary Edition: London
March 2024
Christies, London (Online Auction)
Est.: 30.000 - 50.000 GBP
Realised: not available
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Christopher Wool - Untitled
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Post-War to Present
March 2024
Christies, New York
Est.: 40.000 - 60.000 USD
Realised: not available
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Christopher Wool - Untitled
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale
March 2024
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 120.000 - 180.000 GBP
Realised: not available
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Christopher Wool - Untitled (Sonic Youth)
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Editions & Works on Paper
February 2024
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 10.000 - 15.000 USD
Realised: 8.890 USD
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Christopher Wool - Three Women (Dark I), from Door Cycle
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Evening & Day Editions
January 2024
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 40.000 - 60.000 GBP
Realised: not available
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Christopher Wool - Four Short Stories
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Evening & Day Editions
January 2024
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 1.000 - 1.500 GBP
Realised: 1.397 GBP
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The artist Christopher Wool

  • Contemporary US painter and graphic artist.
  • Often works with stencil and spray techniques as well as with screen printing and paint roller.
  • Known for his word paintings with large letters and phrases with unusual word separation.

Christopher Wool was born on 16.09.1955 in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up in Chicago. In the 1980s he moved to New York to study at the New York Studio School in Manhattan. During this time, he joined an artist group around Jeff Koons, Haim Steinbach and Robert Gober and socialised with, among others, the artists Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman and Jean-Michel Basquiat. The latter is considered one of those who established graffiti painting in the art world in the 1970s and 80s, and Wool also began using stencil and spray techniques in the 1980s.

Later he switched to silkscreen and paint rollers, the latter he also used for his first ornamental paintings. Wool became known to a large audience with his word paintings. These are paintings on which large letters are applied with stencils to form words and parts of sentences.

In addition to the unusual punctuation, some of which is missing, the parts of sentences that he paints, sprays on or stencils on form a clear contrast due to their black colour on a white background.

Since the late 1980s, his work has been appreciated by numerous museums and galleries and his white-primed aluminium panels, on which he applies the word paintings, have been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), the Museum Ludwig (Cologne), the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Paris) and the Guggenheim Museum (New York), among others. In 1989 he was represented at the Whitney Biennial, and in 1992 at documenta IX in Kassel. Christopher Wool still lives and works in New York with his wife, the German painter Charline von Heyl.

Der Künstler Christopher Wool

  • Zeitgenössischer US-amerikanischer Maler und Grafiker.
  • Fokus auf Schablonen- und Sprühtechniken sowie auf Siebdruck und Farbroller.
  • Bekannt für seine Word-Paintings mit großen Buchstaben und ungewöhnlicher Worttrennung.

Christopher Wool wurde am 16.09.1955 in Boston, Massachusetts geboren und wuchs in Chicago auf. In den 1980er Jahren zog er nach New York, um an der New York Studio School in Manhattan zu studieren. In dieser Zeit schloss er sich einer Künstlergruppe um Jeff Koons, Haim Steinbach und Robert Gober an und verkehrte u.a. mit den in der Szene bekannten Künstler*innen Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman und Jean-Michael Basquiat. Letzterer gilt als einer derjenigen, die in den 1970er und 80ern die Graffitimalerei in der Kunstwelt etablierten und auch Wool fing in den 1980ern an, Schablonen- und Sprühtechniken von Graffitikünstlern zu verwenden.

Später ging er zu Siebdruck und Farbroller über, für seine ersten ornamentalen Gemälde verwendete er Farbdruckwalzen. Einem großen Publikum bekannt wurde Wool mit seinen Word-Paintings. Hierbei handelt es sich um Gemälde, auf denen mit Schablonen große Buchstaben zu Wörtern und Satzteilen aufgetragen werden.

Neben der ungewöhnlichen, teils fehlenden Interpunktion bilden die Satzteile, die er aufmalt, aufsprüht oder per Pochoir-Technik aufbringt, durch ihre schwarze Farbe auf weißem Hintergrund einen deutlichen Kontrast.

Ende der 1980er fanden sowohl Museen als auch Galerien an den weißgrundierten Aluminiumtafeln, auf die er die Word-Paintings auftrug, Gefallen und seine Arbeiten wurden u.a. im Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), im Museum Ludwig (Köln), im Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Paris) und im Guggenheim Museum (New York) ausgestellt. 1989 war er bei der Whitney Biennial, 1992 auf der documenta IX in Kassel vertreten. Bis heute arbeitet und lebt Christopher Wool zusammen mit seiner Ehefrau, der deutschen Malerin Charline von Heyl, in New York.

Christopher Wool - Untitled
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Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Sale
November 2023
Christies, New York
Est.: 600.000 - 800.000 USD
Realised: not available
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Christopher Wool - Black Book
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Editions & Works on Paper
October 2023
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 20.000 - 30.000 USD
Realised: not available
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Christopher Wool - Untitled
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Editions & Works on Paper
October 2023
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 12.000 - 18.000 USD
Realised: not available
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Christopher Wool - My House I, II, and III
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Contemporary Edition
September 2023
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 40.000 - 60.000 GBP
Realised: not available
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Christopher Wool - Untitled
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Post-War to Present
September 2023
Christies, London
Est.: 80.000 - 120.000 USD
Realised: not available
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Christopher Wool - Why must I feel like that (after), 1990
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Prints and Multiples
June 2023
Bonhams, Brussels
Est.: 250 - 350 EUR
Realised: 410 EUR
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Christopher Wool - You make me (after), 1997
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Prints and Multiples
June 2023
Bonhams, Brussels
Est.: 250 - 350 EUR
Realised: 704 EUR
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Christopher Wool - Apocalypse Now (after)
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Prints and Multiples
June 2023
Bonhams, Brussels
Est.: 250 - 350 EUR
Realised: 960 EUR
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Christopher Wool - Untitled
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Prints and Multiples
June 2023
Bonhams, Brussels
Est.: 250 - 350 EUR
Realised: not available
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Christopher Wool - Untitled
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Prints and Multiples
June 2023
Bonhams, Brussels
Est.: 250 - 350 EUR
Realised: not available
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Christopher Wool - Untitled
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Prints and Multiples
June 2023
Bonhams, Brussels
Est.: 250 - 350 EUR
Realised: not available
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Christopher Wool - Untitled
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A Century of Art: The Gerald Fineberg Collection Part II
May 2023
Christies, New York
Est.: 500.000 - 700.000 USD
Realised: 441.000 USD
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