Publisher: Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag, in association with The Hasselblad Center, 2002
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112474
First edition, first and only printing. Signed and dated 16 June 03 in black ink on the half-title page by Wall. Hardcover. Fine gray cloth quarterbound in black cloth, with title stamped in black on front cover and stamped in gray on spine, "Hasselblad Center" debossed on rear cover, with gray cardboard slipcase, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Jeff Wall. Text by Camiel van Winkel (in English). Designed by Gerhard Steidl. Unpaginated, with 34 four-color plates, beautifully printed on heavy fine art matt paper by Steidl, Göttingen from scans done at Steidl's digital darkroom. 10-3/4 x 11 inches. Published on the occasion of Jeff Wall's receiving the Hasselblad Award, with an accompanying exhibition at The Hasselblad Center.
From the award citation: "For over 20 years, Jeff Wall has been developing an outstanding body of work, using photography in an innovative way which has contributed significantly to placing the medium of photography firmly on the map of contemporary art. In his carefully staged and composed images, sometimes digitally altered, placed in backlit boxes borrowed from advertising, he has explored a wide range of social and political themes including urban violence, racism, poverty, gender and class conflicts, history, memory, representation, and many others. His photographs, in colour or in black and white, maintain a constant dialogue with great genre paintings of the 19th century, and truly make him 'a painter of modern life', an expression coined by Charles Baudelaire."