Christopher Wool
Untitled 2007

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Christopher Wool born 1955
Date 2007
Medium Enamel paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 3200 x 2442 mm
Acquisition Purchased with funds provided by the American Fund for the Tate Gallery, courtesy of the North American Acquisitions Committee and Oscar Engelbert, Alain Jathiere, Cynthia and Abe Steinberger, Mr Christen Sveaas and an anonymous donor 2012

Not on display

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This large abstract painting was made by brushing and spraying paint before wiping away at the surface with rags soaked in thinner. Because of the different drying times of his materials, the thinner sometimes erases a black trail of sprayed paint while retaining its outline as a kind of ghosted trace. Wool’s marks hark back to the language of abstract expressionism while also recalling the look of white-washed windows in closed-down shops, or the stains on city pavements.

July 2015

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