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Jeff Wall (Modern Artists)

by Craig Burnett

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 185437611X, Paperback)

"I don't paint but I began as a painter. I take the term "painter" as figurative.... Painter can mean 'maker' in that sense." -Jeff Wall in conversation with David Shapiro

Born in 1946 in British Columbia, Jeff Wall has shown internationally for the last 25 years and is one of the most intriguing and influential artists working today. His signature works are large-scale narrative photographs in the form of backlit transparencies mounted in light boxes, like bus stop advertisements. Rather than advertising products, Wall's photographs celebrate moments of everyday life, often ones he has observed while driving around the streets of his native Vancouver, and then re-created using actors. His use of the light box as a medium has been copied by many younger artists, and his theoretical writings on photography are widely admired.

This book is part of a Tate Publishing series focused on living artists. Generously illustrated, accessible, and affordable, the Modern Artists series will build to become an essential reference for all those interested in contemporary visual culture.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:19:13 -0400)

Burnett surveys the career of Jeff Wall, an influential contemporary artist. He examines six of Wall's most significant works in detail and includes 100 full colour illustrations of the artist's work and recent interviews with the artist.

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