As art sales go online, the NYT notes an increasing generation gap, with older buyers tapering off their purchases and younger buyers continuing to collect. “The resistance from older collectors is still there,” says Anders Petterson, founder of analytics firm ArtTactic. “When there is no physical art world, how do you substitute that experience?” he added. “Younger people are a lot quicker to adapt.”
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New York, NY
Max Hetzler, Berlin; Luhring Augstine, New York; Skarstedt Fine Art, New York
Sarah Lawrence BA, Bronxville, NY
New York Studio School, New York, NY
New York University, New York, NY
Wool is an American painter known for creating pictorial forms, often void of color due to his loyalty to black and white. First gaining notoriety from his ‘word pictures’ of the late 1980s, Wool now works frequently with enamel paint on canvas, creating layered pieces, marked with paint spatter and sporadic drips.
Other characteristic tendencies include erasing almost-entire pictures then writing over them with black spray paint. He approaches art as a process that needs revision and often makes visible corrections within his works.
His work is included in the collections of over two-dozen international museums including London’s Tate Modern, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and Boston’s Museum of Fine Art.
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