Publisher: Los Angeles and Zürich (Zurich): The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) and Scalo Verlag, 1997
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 112497
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Paper-covered boards, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Jeff Wall. Edited and with text by Kerry Brougher. Includes a biography, extensive bibliography and checklist of the exhibition. 164 pp., with 52 four-color and 48 black-and-white plates. 11-1/4 x 11-3/4 inches. Published on the occasion of the 1997 exhibition Jeff Wall at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.
Fine in Fine dust jacket.
From the publisher: "First and foremost, Canadian artist Jeff Wall is a storyteller. His large-scale cibachromes, often staged with actors on elaborate, cinematic sets, show intricate, densely layered scenarios investigating the entangled realities of life and culture at the end of the century. His works invite the viewer to examine them in detail, to discern surreal and melodramatic plots, to loose himself in the perplexing vortex of carefully constructed details. Wall draws on the narrative strategies of 19th-century painting, advertising's art of seduction, cinema's dramatic use of props and gestures to tell his own unique, sometimes mysterious stories... this comprehensive monograph [also] contains a new series of black and white photographs. They herald a new development in Wall's work, an ironic and unsettling play with the conventions of documentary photography."