- Jeff Wall
- The Well
- cibachrome transparency with fluorescent lightbox display case
- 229 by 179cm.
- 90 1/4 by 70 1/2 in.
- Executed in 1989, this work is number 1 from an edition of 2 plus 1 artist's proof.
Sale: Phillips, New York, Contemporary Art, 13 November 2000, Lot 20
Acquired by the present owner in 2004
San Diego, Museum of Contemporary Art, The Work of Jeff Wall, 1991-92
London, Hayward Gallery, The Epic & The Everyday: Contemporary Photographic Art, 1994
Miami, Museum of Contemporary Art, Painting into Photography into Painting, 1996-97
Jack Bankowksy, "Jeff Wall: Marian Goodman Gallery", in: Artforum, Vol. 28, No. 3, 19 November 1989, pp. 147-148
Eleanor Heartney, "Jeff Wall: Marian Goodman", in: Art News, Vol. 88, No. 10, December 1989, p. 160
Calvin Reid, "Jeff Wall", in: Arts Magazine, Vol. 64, No. 4, December 1989, p. 79
Exhibition Catalogue, Vancouver, Art Gallery & Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, Jeff Wall 1990, 1990, p. 96
Exhibition Catalogue, London, Hayward Gallery, The Epic & The Everyday: Contemporary Photographic Art, 1994, p. 6
Exhibition Catalogue, Lucerne, Sammlung des Kunstmuseums, Prospect/ Retrospect: Zeïtgenössische. Kunst aus der Sammlung des Kunstmuseums Luzern, 1994, pp. 30, 40 & 47
Tom Eccles, "Jeff Wall at Marian Goodman", in: Art in America, Vol. 83, No. 10, October 1995, pp. 121-122
Frédéric Migayrou, Jeff Wall Simple indication, Brussels: la lettre volée, 1995, pp. 163-165
Thierry de Duve, Eds., Jeff Wall, London 1996, p. 92, illustrated in colour
Camiel van Winkel, "Figur im Grund versinkend= Figure goes to ground", in: Wolfsburg 1996, pp. 14-22, in: Visual Arts and Culture: An International Journal of Contemporary Art, Vol. 2, Part I, 2000, p. 18
Harald Welzer, "Über Jeff Wall", in: Artist Kunstmagazin, Vol. 28, No. 3, 1996, p. 23
Bill Jones, "The truth is out there: Jeff Wall & late-century pictorialism", in: On Paper, Vol. I, No. 6, July/ August 1997, p. 23
Kerry Brougher, Jeff Wall, Los Angeles 1997, p. 94, illustration of another example
David Reid, "Jeff Wall and the Politics of Representing Women", in: Just looking: gazing at the male gaze; the representation of women in the films of Michelangelo Antonioni and Raïner Werner Fassbïnder, and in the photography of Jeff Wall and Thomas Struth, PhD thesis, University of Derby, 2000, pp. 125-128
Jan Tumlir, "The Hole Truth: Jan Tumlir talks with Jeff Wall about The Flooded Grave", in: Artforum, March 2001, pp. 114 & 117
Jean-François Chevrier, "The Spectres of the Everyday", in: de Duve/ Pélenc/ Groys, 2002, p. 176
Exhibition Catalogue, Vienna, Kunsthalle, Go Johnny Go!:Die E-Gitarre – Kunst und Mythos, 2003, p. 159
Theodora Vischer and Heidi Naef, Eds., Jeff Wall: Catalogue Raisonné, 1978-2004, Basel 2005, p. 99, no. 34, illustrated in color and p. 322, illustrated
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