The 50 Most Iconic Artworks of the Past Five Years

45. PSYCHOPTS by Richard Hell and Christopher Wool, 2008

Artists Christopher Wool and Richard Hell created PSYCHOPTS to remind us of the tension between words and their aesthetic similarities, which has been continually explored throughout art history, but hardly in such a genius way. Wool and Hell pair words that transform into graphic, linguistic, and semantic puzzles. They are both playful and unsettling, defining the landscape for the future of textual art-making.

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