Born 1939 in Chicago, Illinois
Karl Wirsum was one of the earliest members of The Hairy Who. This group came to be known by the exhibition title of the same name for which the group received national attention. By the early 1970s, several Hairy Who artists came to be known as Chicago Imagists.

Recent exhibitions of Karl's work include a 2008 Exhibition "Win Some Works(Some)" at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and a 2010 show at Derek Eller Gallery in New York. His work is included in numerous public collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art and Chicago Art Institute in Chicago and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

Exit Brand X is a six color lithograph printed from aluminum plates. The image was drawn during Karl's residency in 2009 and printed by Gary Day.

Exit Brand X
2009; color lithograph; sheet: 25 x 18 (63.5 x 45.72)