21 marzo, 2007

"The Destroyed Room" de Jeff Wall

"A startling piece of autobiographical material lies buried (or out in plain sight) in "The Destroyed Room" the breakthrough light box that depicts a woman´s brutalized bedroom. Jeff Wall made the picture in 1978, which was the year his wife, Jeannette, left him for another man. (After that relationship ended, Jeannette returned to Jeff, bringing with her a third son, whom they have raised together). To construct the scene in the picture, Jeff used Jeannette´s clothing. "I borrowed her clothes because we were still in good terms and she had the good clothes" he told me" ("The Luminist, Arthur Lubow, "The New York Times").