Christopher Wool On View at the Guggenheim Museum Through January 22

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Christopher Wool on view at the Guggenheim Museum through January 22

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Christopher Wool
Through January 22, 2014
Christopher Wool assembles the most comprehensive retrospective to date of this influential American artist. From his early use of bold text and patterns to his recent abstract works created through collage, erasure, and digital manipulation, Wool’s largely monochrome paintings, photographs, and works on paper conduct a dynamic investigation into what it means to make a picture today. For more information, download the press kit at

Wed, Jan 8, 6:30 pm
Contemporary artist Alex Hubbard will lead a private gallery tour of Christopher Wool, followed by a reception with a cash bar.
$20, $15 members, $10 students. For more information, visit

PTG: Abstraction since 1980
Fri, Jan 17, 2 pm
In a series of short talks and discussions, international scholars, curators, and artists address questions of painting and abstraction from the 1980s to the present. Presentations will be given by Suzanne Hudson (University of Southern California, Los Angeles), Mark Godfrey (Tate Modern, London), and Katy Siegel (CUNY Hunter College, New York), in addition to a conversation amongst distinguished curators including Nicholas Cullinan (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), Ann Goldstein (formerly of Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam), and Scott Rothkopf (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York) moderated by Guggenheim Senior Curator Jeffrey Weiss. Artists Laura Owens, Richard Prince, R. H. Quaytman, and Christopher Wool will participate in a concluding conversation. Organized by Katherine Brinson, Associate Curator, Guggenheim Museum, and Suzanne Hudson, Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, University of Southern California. An exhibition viewing follows.
$15, $10 members. For tickets and more information, visit

Christopher Wool is generously supported by Guggenheim Partners, LLC.

Major support is provided by the Leadership Committee for the exhibition: Luhring Augustine, New York; The Brant Foundation, Inc.; Thompson Dean Family Foundation; Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson; Gagosian Gallery; Danielle and David Ganek; Brett and Dan Sundheim; and Zadig & Voltaire. Additional Leadership Committee gifts are provided by The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica; Marguerite Steed Hoffman; Bridgitt and Bruce Evans; Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin; Mr. and Mrs. J. Tomilson Hill; Agnes and Edward Lee; Nina and Frank Moore; Nancy and Woody Ostrow; Elham and Tony Salame; Cynthia and Abe Steinberger; Jennifer and David Stockman; Christen Sveaas; and David Teiger.

This exhibition is also supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, with additional funding provided by the Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds Foundation.

Public programs are supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Admission: Adults $22, students and seniors (65+) $18, members and children under 12 free. The Guggenheim’s new, free app, available with admission or by download to personal devices, offers an enhanced visitor experience. The app features content on special exhibitions, including Christopher Wool, as well as access to more than 1,300 works in the Guggenheim’s permanent collection and information about the museum’s landmark building. A verbal imaging guide for the collection is available for visitors who are blind or have low vision. The Guggenheim app is sponsored by Bloomberg.

Museum Hours: Sunday–Wednesday, 10 am–5:45 pm; Friday, 10 am–5:45 pm; Saturday, 10 am–7:45 pm; closed Thursday. On Saturdays, beginning at 5:45 pm, the museum hosts Pay What You Wish. For general information, call 212 423 3500 or visit the museum online at:

January 2, 2014

Lauren Van Natten
Associate Director, Media and Public Relations
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
212 423 3840

Installation view: Christopher Wool, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, October 25, 2013–January 22, 2014
Photo: Kristopher McKay © Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

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