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The Jeff Wall Catalogue Raisonné traces the gradual evolution of Wall’s pictorial concept. In an allusion to Charles Baudelaire’s dictum on Manet, Wall describes his work as the “painting of modern life”. Wall’s color photographs consist of large-format transparencies, mounted in aluminium boxes and illuminated from behind. Since 1996, the artist has also produced large-format black-and-white photographs.
This book is the first systematic compilation of information and materials on Wall’s individual works, comprising works from 1978 to 2004 and containing 120 catalogue entries. It includes technical data as well as information on their history and commentaries by the artist.