Works from Munich Collections.
Photographs by Jeff Wall.
128 pp., 21 color illustrations, 9½x11".
Like almost no other artist of his generation,
Canadian Jeff Wall (born in 1946) has focused on
the potential of artistic composition, the boundaries
between the genres of painting, photography, sculpture, and film, fiction and reality.
His first European solo exhibition was held in
Munich in 1984, and his first monograph titled
Transparencies was published here two years later.
Our book appears in conjunction with an exhibition
at the Pinakothek der Moderne, featuring twenty
exceptional works by Wall from public and private
collections in Munich. Its aim is to take a fresh look
at Wall's œuvre, which has been so influential and
had such an international impact, and to allow his
works to be experienced in light of the recognition
of photography as an art form.