Paris: Edition 7L/Steidl, 2001. 1st Edition. Large folio, publisher’s white stiff paper wraps, lavender endpapers, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
Large format collection of 44 works on paper by Chicago-born artist Wool. "Wool started these 'painted silkscreens' [in 2000] as studio sketches after his retrospective exhibits in Los Angeles, Basel, Pittsburgh and Geneva. It was immediately clear that they would become an outstanding grouping of works" (Steidl). Wool came to prominence in the 80s with his Neo-Pop, graffiti-like text paintings, typically stamped, stenciled, or screen-printed images of decorative patterns or words, though his later works are made with a variety of gestures and media. Jerry Saltz describes his work as "a very pure version of something dissonant and poignant. His all-or-nothing, caustic-cerebral, ambivalent-belligerent gambit is riveting and even a little thrilling. It's what makes him one of the more optically alive painters out there" (Village Voice). Published by fashion designer and bibliophile Karl Lagerfeld's imprint Edition 7L, which also operates a Paris bookshop, in collaboration with German master printer Steidl. Loose printed artist/gallery photo credit sheet laid in. RISD Store price sticker to front free endpaper. Fine. Scarce. Item #524