Fortified Door, 2008


Silver gelatin print with special edition hardback book, 280 pages, 185 color illustrations, 30 black and white illustrations

20 x 16

Edition of 100

All copies are signed and numbered by Jeff Wall

PRICE: $5,000

20 x 16

Edition of 100

Unframed: $5,000
Framed: $5,185
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    About The Work

    The documentary image Fortified Door is a portrait of urban defense that denies entry not only to visitors but also to the viewer. Tightly cropped and shot nearly head-on, it offers little information about its location or contextalthough small clues can be found at the edges of the photo. The door and the picture of it share a particularly ambivalent position in time, quoting idioms from the past but bearing traces of the present.

    The Survey by Thierry de Duve, author of Pictorial Nominalism and The Definitively Unfinished Marcel Duchamp, proposes an alternative history of modernism. Critic and curator Arielle Pelenc talks with the artist on themes ranging from storytelling to cinematography. Boris Groys, author of Contemporary Art from Moscow, focuses on the meaning of light in Jeff Wall's work. The Update section by French art critic and historian of photograpy Jean-Francois Chevrier surveys Wall's work from 1995 to the present. The artist has chosen texts by Blasie Pascal and Franz Kafka for the Artist's Choice, and the Artist's Writings celebrate Wall as an art historian and theorist by including key essays and important interviews.

    —Courtesy of Phaidon

    About Jeff Wall

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    • The silver gelatin print was printed in 2008 in an edition of 100 plus 10 artist's proofs.

    • The quoted dimensions are for the sheet size. The image size is 11.25" x 9". The box size is 20.75" x 16.75". The book size is 11.375" x 9.875".
    • Ships in 10 to 14 business days from United Kingdom. Framed works ship in 14 to 18 business days from New York.
    • This work is final sale and not eligible for return.
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