Technique: Silkscreen on smooth wove paper (originally from a hardcover book)
Classification: Limited Edition
Edition size: 350 (+ 8 APs)
Size: 58.7 x 40.6 cm, 23 x 16 in
Markings: Each page is unnumbered and unsigned; original hardcover book was unpaginated and signed and numbered on the justification
Condition: Very good; some minor imperfections exist given the nature and age of the work. Minor soft handling creases are apparent on the print (see photos). The price has been reduced to reflect this. Please note that the binding holes have intentionally been left as part of the print on left edge for authenticity purposes.
Publisher: Gisela Capitain, Cologne and Thea Westreich, New York
ABOUT THE WORK:
Christopher Wool (b. 1955), whilst possessing a wide range of painterly styles, is best known for his large, black stencilled letters onto white canvases. Taking simultaneous influence from street, Pop and Conceptual art movements, Wool transforms the written word into painterly method with a brashness that remains resonant today. Words and phrases are fractured and abstracted through a grid-like arrangement - Black Book collates this renowned format into a 17 piece collection. Each page contains a single word, inscribed like a large scale code.
Lougher Contemporary will provide the buyer of this print with a gallery Certificate of Purchase which will include a photo of the justification page, where the book was signed and numbered by Christopher Wool.
For the purpose of transparency, please see below our condition definitions used to describe each artwork on our store:
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