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Untitled (The Show is Over)


Dated Titled



79.3 x 118.8 cm
31.22 x 47 in







Offset lithograph on white poster paper

1955 Chicago, United States

Whilst Christopher Wool is best known for his paintings of large, black, stenciled letters on white canvases, his body of work possesses a wide range of styles; using a combined array of painterly techniques, including spray painting, hand painting, and screen-printing, he provides tension between painting and erasing, gesture and removal, depth and flatness. By painting layer upon layer of whites and off-whites over screen-printed elements used in previous works—monochrome forms taken from reproductions, enlargements of details of photographs, screens, and Polaroids of his own paintings— Wool accretes the surface of his pressurized paintings while apparently voiding their very substance. Only ghosts and impediments to the field of vision remain, each fixed in its individual temporality.

Through these various procedures of application and cancellation, Wool obscures the liminal traces of previous elements, putting reproduction and negation to generative use in forming a new chapter in contemporary painting. His paintings can therefore be defined as much by what they are not and what they hold back as what they are.

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AB Projects is a London based art establishment specialising in Post-War and Contemporary prints, editions and works on paper. We specialise in works by leading British and American artists who rose to prominence during the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, and a selection of Contemporary artists from the 21st century. We are located in London (UK) and maintain ...

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