Christopher Wool born 1955

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Christopher Wool - My House I
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Evening & Day Editions
June 2022
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 10.000 - 15.000 GBP
Realised: 12.600 GBP
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Christopher Wool - Untitled
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20th/21st Century: London Evening Sale
June 2022
Christies, London
Est.: 500.000 - 700.000 GBP
Realised: 630.000 GBP
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Christopher Wool - Untitled (Kölnischer Kunstverein)
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Living Contemporary
June 2022
Sothebys, Cologne
Est.: 3.000 - 5.000 EUR
Realised: not available
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Christopher Wool - Untitled
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Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Sale
May 2022
Christies, New York
Est.: 80.000 - 120.000 USD
Realised: 81.900 USD
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Christopher Wool - Untitled
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Contemporary Day Auction
May 2022
Sothebys, New York
Est.: 400.000 - 600.000 USD
Realised: 907.200 USD
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Christopher Wool - Untitled
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21st Century Evening Sale
May 2022
Christies, New York
Est.: 8.000.000 - 12.000.000 USD
Realised: 8.405.000 USD
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Christopher Wool - Terrorist, from \'Black Book\'
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Prints and Multiples
April 2022
Bonhams, London
Est.: 1.000 - 1.500 GBP
Realised: 1.275 GBP
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Christopher Wool - Black Book
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Prints & Multiples
April 2022
Sothebys, New York
Est.: 15.000 - 20.000 USD
Realised: 20.160 USD
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Christopher Wool - My House I
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Editions & Works on Paper
April 2022
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 12.000 - 18.000 USD
Realised: 18.900 USD
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Christopher Wool - Untitled
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Editions & Works on Paper
March 2022
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 10.000 - 15.000 USD
Realised: 12.600 USD
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Christopher Wool - Untitled
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Contemporary Discoveries
March 2022
Sothebys, New York
Est.: 10.000 - 15.000 USD
Realised: 10.080 USD
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Christopher Wool - Untitled
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20th/21st Century: London Evening Sale
March 2022
Christies, London
Est.: 3.000.000 - 5.000.000 GBP
Realised: 3.642.000 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 - Gloria September 27th
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Contemporary Curated
March 2022
Sothebys, New York
Est.: 200.000 - 300.000 USD
Realised: 201.600 USD
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Christopher Wool - 2004 Drawings of Beer on the Wall #13
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Post-War to Present
March 2022
Christies, New York
Est.: 4.000 - 6.000 USD
Realised: 12.600 USD
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Christopher Wool - Untitled
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Post-War to Present
March 2022
Christies, New York
Est.: 50.000 - 70.000 USD
Realised: 50.400 USD
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Christopher Wool - „Ohne Titel“.
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Online Only 2021/2022 - Third Floor Online Only, 25.2. - 6.3.22
March 2022
Grisebach
Est.: 900 - 1.200 EUR
Realised: 1.000 EUR
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Christopher Wool - Untitled
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Modern & Contemporary Evening Auction
March 2022
Sothebys, London
Est.: 450.000 - 650.000 GBP
Realised: 529.200 GBP
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Christopher Wool - Untitled
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Contemporary Discoveries
March 2022
Sothebys, New York
Est.: 50.000 - 70.000 USD
Realised: 63.000 USD
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Christopher Wool - Untitled
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Contemporary Edition
March 2022
Christies, New York
Est.: 2.500 - 3.500 USD
Realised: 5.040 USD
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Christopher Wool - Portraits (b/w)
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Contemporary Edition
March 2022
Christies, New York
Est.: 12.000 - 18.000 USD
Realised: 11.000 USD
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Christopher Wool - Untitled
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Contemporary Edition
March 2022
Christies, New York
Est.: 2.000 - 3.000 USD
Realised: 2.520 USD
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Christopher Wool - Ohne Titel.
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Prints and Multiples | ONLINE ONLY
February 2022
VAN HAM
Est.: 1.000 - 1.500 EUR
Realised: not available
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Christopher Wool - „Untitled“.
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Online Only 2021/2022 - Third Floor Online Only, 17.12.21 - 9.1.22
January 2022
Grisebach
Est.: 1.500 - 2.000 EUR
Realised: 1.875 EUR
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Christopher Wool - Ohne Titel.
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Herbst 2021 - Ausgewählte Werke
December 2021
Grisebach
Est.: 300.000 - 400.000 EUR
Realised: 262.500 EUR
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