Lot 51
  • 51

Christopher Wool

Estimate
800,000 - 1,200,000 USD
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Description

  • Christopher Wool
  • Lazy and Stupid (S72) 
  • signed, numbered S72 and dated 1992 on the reverse
  • alkyd on aluminum
  • 20 x 14 in. 50.8 x 35.6 cm.

Provenance

Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York
Christie's, New York, May 12, 2010, Lot 410
Acquired by the present owner from the above

Catalogue Note

"By using the word in its capacity as visual material, leading to obscuring the legibility of the texts by accommodating them primarily to the impositions of the picture space, Wool made the viewer reinterpret the meaning of words used in his paintings, thereby underlining the failure of language as an effective, objective medium of communication." 
Marga Paz in: Exh. Cat. IVAM Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Christopher Wool, 2006, p. 201
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