Luhring Augustine, New York Gagosian Gallery, London Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, 13 November 2009, Lot 135 Acquired from the above by the present owner
"Wool’s pattern painting evoke a peculiar disjunction between the prettifying intention of the rollers and the ascetic formal language in which he deployed them, described by as an interesting friction generated by putting forms that were supposed to be decorative in such severe terms.” Katherine Brinson Christopher Wool, New York 2013, p. 38
The colours in the catalogue illustration are fairly accurate, although the overall tonality is slightly deeper in the original.
This work is in very good condition. The sheet is attached verso to the mount along the upper edge. There are artist's pinholes in the upper two corner tips. There are a few faint handling creases in isolated places to the paper, and a tiny dent towards the extreme upper right edge. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."