• White Cube is pleased to present a focused selection of

    early and recent works by Jeff Wall, on show by appointment in the gallery’s

    New York viewing room between 18 May and 25 June.

     

    To learn more about the works

  • Since the 1990s, Jeff Wall has made documentary photographs alongside what he describes as his ‘cinematographic’ pictures, both of which emerge from the studied observation of everyday life. 

  • Jeff Wall
    Mother of pearl, 2016
    Inkjet print
    63.7 x 74.2 x 3.5 cm | 25 1/16 x 29 3/16 x 1 3/8 in.
    Edition of 8
    USD 150,000 plus applicable taxes
  • Like many of Wall’s pictures, Mother of pearl (2016) allows for multiple interpretations. In a plush interior with its antique...

    Detail view of Mother of pearl, 2016 

    Like many of Wall’s pictures, Mother of pearl (2016) allows for multiple interpretations. In a plush interior with its antique furniture, decorative wallpaper and low lighting, a young girl stands poised; transfixed by a set of old, mother of pearl game-counters that spill out from their box onto the desk. Wall has said that his photographs encourage the viewer to write a text which he has erased from the image and here, perhaps, the narrative begins in the child's imagination, caught and transported by the iridescent pearl discs.

  • ‘Figures are immersed in their own world and activities and display no awareness of the construct of the picture and the necessary presence of the viewer.’ 

     

    - Jeff Wall, 2007

  • Jeff Wall
    Jeannette in Wirtz's garden, 2008
    Inkjet print
    79 x 53.7 x 3.7 cm | 31 1/8 x 21 1/8 x 1 7/16 in.
    Edition of 8
    USD 60,000 plus applicable taxes
  • ‘I’m drawn to forms above all – forms and colours’ Wall has recently commented. In Jeannette in Wirtz’s garden (2008),...

    Installation view of Jeannette in Wirtz's garden (left) and Florist’s shop window, Vancouver 2008 (right)

    ‘I’m drawn to forms above all – forms and colours’ Wall has recently commented.

     

    In Jeannette in Wirtz’s garden (2008), the artist captured his wife’s hand movements as she examines a clipped bush, its anthropomorphic rounded shape echoed in the shape of her head and shoulders, seen from the rear.

     

    Florist's shop window, Vancouver 2008 (2008) features a jumbled accumulation of objects in a florist shop window: stacked cardboard boxes, empty glass vases, terracotta window boxes and other necessities, but devoid of flowers. A curious, large, flower-shaped object, formed from burgundy mesh and silk, seems to smoulder at the centre of the composition.

  • Jeff Wall
    Florist's shop window, Vancouver 2008, 2008
    Pigment jet print on paper
    73.5 x 89 cm | 28 15/16 x 35 1/16 in.
    Edition of 8
    USD 70,000 plus applicable taxes
  • ‘The picture doesn’t just display its contents to the eye.

    It also leaves something undisclosed that cannot be seen in the viewing of the work but can be experienced or sensed. Sensed as unseen.’ 

     

    - Jeff Wall, 2001

     

  • Low tide (2020) and Low tide gull shadow (2020) were made near Wall’s home, on the tidal flats of Spanish...
    Jeff Wall
    Low tide gull shadow, 2020
    Inkjet print
    70.8 x 63.2 x 3.8 cm | 27 7/8 x 24 7/8 x 1 1/2 in.
    Edition of 8
    USD 55,000 plus applicable taxes

    Low tide (2020) and Low tide gull shadow (2020) were made near Wall’s home, on the tidal flats of Spanish Banks Beach in English Bay. Recording the varied patterns of seaweed formed by the ebb and flow of the tide, they are seemingly limitless images, tightly cropped and without landmarks or horizon line to orientate the landscape. In Low tide, the seaweed has a hair-like appearance, flowing and sinuous beneath the clear water, upon the surface of which a thin line of bubbles and a semi-circular pattern of ripples recedes into the distance. In contrast, Low tide gull shadow depicts seaweed tufts drying out on the undulating ridges of sand after the tide has retreated and captures the transient shadow of a gull passing-by overhead.

  • Jeff Wall
    Low tide, 2020
    Inkjet print
    114 x 114 x 3 cm | 44 7/8 x 44 7/8 x 1 3/16 in.
    Edition of 8
    USD 65,000 plus applicable taxes
  • ‘My pictures depict moments or events from obscure,

    unswept corners of everyday life.’

     

    - Jeff Wall, 2007

  • To enquire about any of the works in this presentation

  • Jeff Wall Artist Page

    Jeff Wall

    Artist Page