Christopher Wool



Christopher Wool


Launching his career in the heady New York art scene of the 1980s, acclaimed contemporary artist Wool was a contemporary of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Julian Schnabel. His earlier works have echoes of the graffiti culture prevalent at the time, and feature bold slogans in equally bold type. Assistant to the sculpture Jonathan Shapiro for four years, Wool went on to create a body of work with pattern at its heart, incorporating print-making, photography and over painting.


Did you know?

In 2007, Wool fled the Big Apple for the tiny desert town of Marfa, Texas – an unlikely, gallery-littered art hub.

Country of Birth


Auction Record


Sotheby's New York, ' RIOT ', 2015

Notable Collections

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, USA

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA

Guggenheim Museum, New York City, USA

Notable Exhibitions

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA, 1998

Carnegie, Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, USA

Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland

The Guggenheim Museum, New York City, USA, 2012

The Art Institute of Chicago, 2014

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