Sunday, January 11, 2009

Christopher Wool, Art Edition from TASCHEN

One of the latest art edition monographs from Taschen celebrates and dissects the work of Christopher Wool. Owing much to the abstract expressionists and pop artists that proceeded him, Wool’s work pushes beyond those “isms” to further question the role and possibility of painting. Taschen’s art edition comes signed by Wool and includes original art and photographs. A little more on the book -

Exploring Wool’s work in close to 500 pages, this monograph is exhaustive in its scope and depth. All work phases are covered in large-scale reproductions and accompanied by production Polaroids and installation photos by Wool himself. Editor Hans Werner Holzwarth has previously collaborated on several catalogs and artist’s books with Wool. Essays and analyses by Glenn O’Brien, Jim Lewis, Ann Goldstein, Anne Pont├ęgnie, Richard Hell, and Eric Banks make this book a great read as well as a definitive study of the story so far.

Like most of the Art Editions from Taschen, the book will set you back a touch more than the average coffee table ornament.