Skinny Jeans Wearing Bearded Hipster Slashes $3 Million Dollar Christopher Wool Painting “Untitled 2004”


Artist Christopher Wool, whose painting "Untitled 2004" was defaced Tuesday in Aspen, has works hanging in major museums and four years ago once of his works sold for $26.4 million. Born in 1955, Wool grew up in Chicago before moving to New York City in the 1970s, according to artnet.com. A member of the Abstract Expressionist movement of painters, Wool began using hand rollers at that time "as a means of removing the painterly qualities from his work," according to the website. In the 1980s, Wool created word paintings with statements or phrases laid out in grid patterns with vowels removed. His most famous work from this period is called "Apocalypse Now" — featuring the words "SELL THE HOUSE SELL THE CAR SELL THE KIDS" — and is based on the film of the same name, according to artnet.com. Source


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