'Alluring to the point of transfixion, the.. works ..are outright gorgeous, .. intent on being intensely pleasurable while making a point or two about society, art, history, visual perception, the human animal or all of the above.' - The New York Times
Galassi's Jeff Wall surveys the Vancouver artist's career from the late 1970s to 2007 through some 40 works, including his major lightbox photographs. The book traces the evolution of his principal themes and approaches which range from 'near documentary' images to elaborately orchestrated images of staged scenes, such as the recreation of a scene from Ralph Ellison’s novel, Invisible Man.
Essays explore the breadth of Wall's artistic influences, including street photography, still life painting, Japanese woodblock prints as well as Impressionist and Baroque painting and include an interview with the artist by James Rondeau.
This catalogue accompanied a major retrospective jointly organised in 2007 by The Museum of Modern Art and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
- Author: Peter Galassi, Chief Curator of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art
- Hardback: 168 pages
- Date published: March 2007
- Language: English
- Delivery: Allow 2-3 weeks
- ISBN: 978-0870707070
- Product Dimensions: 28.6 x 25.4 x 2.5 cm