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Wasn't it Robert Frost who once wrote ''Something there is that doesn't love a wall…''
But, for Post-Modernist Art-Collectors, what's not to love about the huge lit-from-behind Cibachrome color-positives of artist/photographer Jeff Wall!
Some of them may, at first glance, look like random point-and-shoot photos of people Caught In the Act--or Totally Off-Guard.
Not so! They are all of them pre-Meditated, envisioned, planned, staged, orchestrated.
The most amazing of them is the one in which gusts of wind seem to have suddenly scattered pages of papers in the air, blown a hat aloft, and wreaked Other Minor Havoc. This was inspired by a famous Japanese print by Hokusai…
It is appropriately titled: A Sudden Gust of Wind.
But Landscapes & Man-made Constructions--even without amateur or Professional Models--are also grist for Wall's All-seeing Lens!
Grist? That cannot be le mot juste… [And that's probably not correctly-spelled either…]