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
Sotheby's New York, ' RIOT ', 2015
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, USA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
Guggenheim Museum, New York City, USA
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