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JEFF WALL (B. 1946)

Basin in Rome 2

JEFF WALL (B. 1946)
Basin in Rome 2
transparency in lightbox
16 5/8 x 16 5/8 x 5 3/8 in. (42.2 x 42.2 x 13.6 cm.)
Executed in 2003-2006. This work is number eight from an edition of ten.
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Paris, Marian Goodman Gallery, Jeff Wall, New Photographs, October-December 2006 (another example exhibited).
New York, Marian Goodman Gallery, Jeff Wall/Anri Sala, February-March 2007 (another example exhibited).
Vancouver, Vancouver Art Gallery, Jeff Wall, October 2008-January 2009, pp. 22-23 and 54 (another exampled exhibited and illustrated).

Lot Essay

"In photography, the unattributed, anonymous poetry of the world itself appears, probably for the first time. The beauty of photography is rooted in the great collage which everyday life is, a combination of absolutely concrete and specific things created by no-one and everyone, all of which becomes available once it is unified into a picture"

(Jeff Wall as quoted in Jeff Wall the Complete Edition, New York and London, 2009, p. 52)

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