Encre sérigraphique sur toile de lin | Silkscreen ink on linen
320 x 243.8 cm / 126 x 96 inches
© 2019 Christopher Wool
© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage
Often carried out in series, Wool’s paintings combine indicators of spontaneous creation and techniques common to mechanical reproduction, as in his two Untitled paintings from 2010 and 2014, created using silk screen printing.
Popularized in the world of art in the 1960s by Andy Warhol, this semi-industrial reproduction technique generates pictorial qualities through its imperfections and coarseness. Using mise en abyme to compose paintings from silkscreen reproductions of his own abstract works, Christopher Wool pushed this paradox to its own powerful height.