"This large retrospective of Wools work, and the first solo exhibition of his in Europe, includes the black and white images of East Broadway Breakdown, 150 Polaroids documenting work from 1993-2001, and a selection of his silk-screen paintings. Three chapters present the different works with accompanying introductory essay by Anne Pontégnie, bibliography and biography.
Since the early 80s Christopher Wool (born 1955 in Chicago, lives and works in New York City) has been using his painting to explore and expand the boundaries of a painting whose heroic period is past. Like Robert Gober, Cady Noland and Richard Prince—with whom he has worked—Wool has helped invent new forms for a supposedly worn-out discipline. Throwing in references to music, cinema and art, he has created works testifying to the contemporary experience. Beginning with decorative patterns and letters that produced All-over paintings in which expression was cut to a minimum, he went on to use silkscreening for works that became steadily denser and freer."