Christopher Wool at The Guggenheim

With all due respect, I cant see what the big deal with Christopher Wool is. I had the chance to catch his retrospective at the Guggenheim this past week and was utterly unimpressed. Text paintings that shared the same stencil font as Richard Princes joke paintings, and gestural prints totally devoid of anything to bite into. I guess the process of converting gesture into print and back again is a hinge point for Wool, but it doesn’t seem to be very effective visually.

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That isn’t to say that I didn’t enjoy some of Wools work. It’s just that the exhibition as a whole was muddy

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one of the bright spots of the show were Wool’s photos from the early 90s.

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