Thursday, May 24, 2012

Jeff Wall's, "Dead Troops Talk."

It was a macabre scene set up in a suburban Vancouver studio using a team of actors;some borrowed military garb and lots of fake blood; but the 1992 photograph titled Dead Troops Talk - widely hailed as world-renowned B.C. artist Jeff Wall's single most important creation - is set to become the most expensive piece of photographic artwork in Canadian history.

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Canadian Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A famous photo by Canadian artist Jeff Wall has sold for more than US$3.6 million at auction in New York.

Created in 1992, Dead Troops Talk (A vision after an ambush of a Red Army patrol, near Moqor, Afghanistan, winter 1986) is one of Wall's most recognized and written-about works.
Christie's says the photograph sold Tuesday for US$3,666,500, setting a world auction record for the Vancouver artist.

Wall, who is known for large-scale photographs of contemporary everyday genre scenes, arranged the image with actors in the studio, photographed in individual sections later assembled digitally, and finally simulated a monumental outdoor photograph.

Christies had estimated the 229.2 cm x 417.2 cm artwork could sell for between US$1.5 and US$2 million.

In 2007, Wall was named an officer of the Order of Canada.

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