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Christopher Wool Comes Home

Art & Design

Hit up the Art Institute of Chicago for the artist’s most comprehensive retrospective to date

After an obligatory stop-off at Millennium Park, stop into the Art Institute of Chicago next door for the Christopher Wool retrospective running through May 11, 2014.

The artist who proclaimed we must sell the car, sell the house, sell the kids in one of his famous phrase paintings is now being represented with the most comprehensive display amassed to date, in a collection of more than 90 paintings, photographs, and works on paper. Besides the abbreviated, run-on missives for which he is best known, the exhibition showcases his 80s-era technique using media from spray paint, rags, and solvents, to a later method of photographing and remixing his own works.

Wool, who splits his time between New York City and Marfa, Texas, is a Chicago native, so the retrospective marks a homecoming of sorts, after a solid showing at NYC’s Guggenheim Museum late last year. The retrospective is now open, and runs through May 11, 2014. For more information visit the AI website.

 

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