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Christopher Wool
The Show is Over - rare long discontinued limited edition Dallas Museum poster

2000

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Christopher Wool The Show is Over, 2000 Offset Lithograph poster 36 × 24 inches Limited Edition of approx 100 (unnumbered) Unframed This collectible offset lithograph poster was published in a limited edition of approx. 100 by the Dallas Museum of Art - but the run was abruptly discontinued and stopped before it was finished. The remaining few prints - like this one - are extremely desirable collectors items. The work is based on a 1990 untitled work by Wool that is in the Dallas Museum of Art's permanent collection. The text on the poster is taken from Russian writer and philosopher Vasili Rozanov’s definition of Nihilism. It reads: "The show is over, the audience get up to leave their seats, time to collect their coats and go home, they turn around, no more coats, no more home." Wool drew upon this quote in multiple compositions. More about Christopher Wool: Christopher Wool is widely regarded as one of the preeminent and most influential American painters of his generation. He was born in 1955, grew up in Chicago, and moved to New York City in the early 1970s. Since establishing himself as an artist in the 1980s, Wool has forged an agile, highly focused practice that incorporates a variety of processes and mediums, paying special attention to the complexities of painting. Wool’s creative output also incorporates photography, sculpture, artist books, and printmaking. Wool’s work has been presented at museums around the world. Among the institutions that have held major solo exhibitions of his work are the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and Art Institute of Chicago, among many others. Wool’s work is included in numerous noteworthy international institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and Tate Modern, London. He has been a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome; Artist in Residence at DAAD, Berlin and Chinati Foundation, Marfa; and a recipient of the Wolfgang Hahn Prize. In 2021 major sculptures by the artist were permanently installed at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Wool currently lives and works in New York City and Marfa, Texas. - Courtesy of Luhring Augustine
  • Creator:
    Christopher Wool (1955, American)
  • Creation Year:
    2000
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 36 in (91.44 cm)Width: 24 in (60.96 cm)
  • Medium:
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  • Period:
  • Condition:
    Fine; never framed; gentle handling noticeable on the verso and corners which will frame out;.
  • Gallery Location:
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU1745210791482
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