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Jeff Wall: Complete Edition. Critic and curator Arielle Pelenc talks with the artist on themes ranging from storytelling to cinematography. Boris Groys, author of “Contemporary Art from Moscow”, focuses on the meaning of light in Wall’s work. The update section by French art critic and historian of photograpy Jean-Francois Chevrier surveys Wall’s work from 1995 to the present. The artist has chosen texts by Blasie Pascal and Franz Kafka for the “Artist’s Choice”, and the “Artist’s Writings” celebrate Wall as an art historian and theorist by including key essays and important interviews.
Jeff Wall: Works and Collected Writings. His compositions in both color and black-and-white maintain a constant dialogue with nineteenth-century genre painting, and truly make him, in Charles Baudelaire’s expression, “a painter of modern life.” This substantial monograph collects Wall’s works alongside his writings in 300 pages featuring almost 150 illustrations.
Jeff Wall. Standing almost 14 inches wide by 20 inches tall, this exquisitely produced volume affords readers an unprecedented opportunity to study the work of the important Canadian artist/photographer Jeff Wall at the large scale for which his work is known. Informed by conceptual art, historical painting and avant-garde film, Wall began to produce large-format color transparencies, presented on light-boxes, in the late 1970s—a format that has become strongly identified with his work. This volume includes recent examples of this work, as well as large black-and-white prints—a format first incorporated into Wall’s practice in 1996.
Jeff Wall: Catalogue Raisonne 1978-2004. This book is the first systematic compilation of information and materials on Wall’s individual works and contains 120 catalogue entries, as well as technical and historical data, and commentaries by the artist, who is also known for his writings.
Jeff Wall: Picture for Women In Picture for Women, a woman looks outward, as if at the viewer; a camera occupies the center of the photograph; the photographer stands on the right. Modeled on Manet’s famous painting Un bar aux Folies-Bergere, in which a barmaid seems to look directly out of the painting, observed by a man on the right, Picture for Women establishes its own art historical genealogy, claiming its rightful position within the canon.