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  • Celebrity (page from Black Book), 1989

    Celebrity (page from Black Book), 1989

    Christopher Wool

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    Celebrity (page from Black Book), 1989

    Screenprint with Ink on smooth wove paper

    From edition of 350

    22¾ by 15⅞ in 578 by 405 mm

    Christopher Wool's "Celebrity (page from Black Book)" (1989) is a silkscreen print on paper from his "Black Book" series. This series, created throughout the 1980s, features isolated words and phrases stenciled onto paper.

    The work features the single word "Celebrity" rendered in a large, black, block font against a white background. The use of stencils and bold typography is characteristic of Wool's work during this period.

    "Celebrity" is part of a larger movement within contemporary art that utilizes text as a central element. This approach can be seen in the works of artists like Barbara Kruger and Jenny Holzer, who similarly explore the power and ambiguity of language in a visual context.

    Black Book was published as an edition of 350 (with 8 additional artist proofs) and is signed on the justification page (of the portfolio).

     Black Book has been exhibited by the Guggenheim Museum in New York and The Art Institute of Chicago.

    This work has never been framed and is in excellent condition. Provenance Sotheby’s 2020

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    Christopher Wool

    Christopher Wool, a titan of contemporary painting, has carved a unique path through the art world. Born in Chicago in 1955, his artistic journey began with studies under postwar abstract painters. However, the allure of the downtown New York scene in the late 1970s proved irresistible. He immersed himself in the city's vibrant underground film and music scene, briefly flirting with filmmaking before returning to painting with renewed focus.