Part of the aim of this coverage is to show people artists they may not be familiar with; and you probably have heard of Picasso. These pieces are wonderful though.
Wool, although a quite well known artist, is hardly a household name amongst those with a moderate interest in art. He was born in Boston and grew up in Chicago (depending on where you look they sometimes omit one or the other city). Currently he splits time between Texas and New York these days. His abstract work often incorporates words or phrases.
His work is often considered to be "post-conceptual." That is to say that his work is part of a group of artists who build upon the foundations of conceptualism--where the idea is more important than...well...everything else about the piece of art. The concept takes precedence.
But since conceptualism is of the past you get "post-conceptualism." Someday, perhaps, there will be post-post conceptualism. This flippancy is not aimed at the art by the way, merely at the terminology. Wool's work is of the sort that is brilliant and with a universal appeal. Something in different parts of his career will mean something to you. Some concept of his will catch. Find out more about him at his OFFICIAL WEBSITE.