Type B

A work made of enamel on aluminum.

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  • A work made of enamel on aluminum.

Date:

1986

Artist:

Christopher Wool
American, born 1955

About this artwork

Christopher Wool’s paintings explore the points of intersection between signage and language, pattern and decoration. Born in Boston and raised in Chicago, Wool moved to New York in the 1970s and aligned himself with a group of artists, filmmakers, and musicians associated with the punk rock movement. In the mid-1980s, he began to use printmaking techniques— including patterned paint rollers, rubber stamps, stencils, and silkscreens—to create enamel on metal works, often featuring filigree or floral motifs. The monochromatic black-and-white Type B, one of the artist’s earliest paintings to use printmaking methods, ironically recalls the action paintings of Jackson Pollock.

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Contemporary Art

Artist

Christopher Wool

Title

Type B

Origin

United States

Date

1986

Medium

Enamel on aluminum

Dimensions

182.9 x 121.9 cm (72 x 48 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Kathleen and Roland Augustine

Reference Number

2000.517

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