Contribution by Christopher Wool, Edited by Katy Siegel
A beautiful showcase of David Reed’s 1974–75 paintings and related works.
A companion to the upcoming exhibition of Reed’s 1974–75 brushstroke paintings, this book features color plates of works originally exhibited in 1975 at Susan Caldwell Gallery. Along with installation images and plates from that seminal exhibition, related paintings, performances, and film images appear throughout the book in the form of a visual essay. New texts by Richard Hell and Reed appear alongside reprints from the time, including the original exhibition text by Paul Auster. A conversation between Katy Siegel and artist Christopher Wool unfolds the significance and legacy of Reed’s early work.
About The Author
Katy Siegel is an art historian based in New York. She is the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Endowed Chair in Modern American Art at Stony Brook University.
Known for his paintings of large, black, stenciled letters on white canvases, Christopher Wool is an American artist whose work spans a wide range of styles. Wool had a retrospective of his work at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, in 2014 that traveled to the Art Institute of Chicago.