For more than 130 years the halftone dot has been the primary vehicle for mass-producing photographic images. In his new Portraits portfolios, Christopher Wool uses halftone, not to document an objective photographic reality, but to picture the painterly splashes and abstract blobs that have become markers for subjective painterly expression. In doing so he sets up a game of representation, cognition and pictorial legibility that goes to heart of how the printed image functions.
Christopher Wool, Portraits (red), Portraits (b/w) (2014)
- Portfolios of six lithographs each, 27 x 22 1/2 inches each. Editions of 28. Printed and published by Universal Limited Art Editions, Bay Shore, NY. No longer available.