Blind Window No.2, Jeff Wall
Jeff Wall
Blind Window No.2
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Jeff Wall

Blind Window No.2, 2000


Dimensions
146.5 x 183.0 x 6.0 cm
Physical Description
Transparancy in lightbox
Inventory Number
DZF 202
Acquisition
DZ BANK Art Collection at the Städel Museum
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

A standstill prevails in the monumentalised colour slides in Jeff Wall’s light boxes. While the fluorescent light relentlessly seeks to make the boarded-up front transparent within the light box, the photographed window in ‘Blind Window No. 2’ is like a shuttered aperture demarcating motionlessness on the other side. When Wall took to photographing according to principles valid in painting, he was inspired by late Romantic Realism since Delacroix and Géricault, Manet and Millet. He, however, takes the position of a contemporary observer and captures everyday scenes in poetic still images.

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  • 01:11
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  • 01:09
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  • 01:21
    Focus on material
  • Kunst|Stück – Jeff Wall: Blind Window No. 2
    Sammlungshighlights des Städel Museums in unterhaltsamen und informativen Filmen – das sind die Kunst|Stücke. Entdecken Sie spannende Details zu Kunstwerken aus ungewöhnlichen Blickwinkeln in unter zwei Minuten. Jeff Wall: Blind Window No. 2 (2000), Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, © Jeff Wall https://sammlung.staedelmuseum.de/de/werk/blind-window-no2#yt

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Blind Window No.2 (Original Title)
Photographer
Serial Number / Edition
2 / 5 + 2 AP
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Transparancy in lightbox
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Jeff Wall
Acquisition
DZ BANK Art Collection at the Städel Museum

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Main Motif

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Primary
  • 5 Abstract Ideas and Concepts
  • 41A2 interior of the house
  • 41A3321 closed window
  • 47G5432 plank, board ~ building material

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06.08.2019