A Sudden Gust Of Wind (After Hokusai) by by Jeff Wall
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This edition is made of 98 unbound lightweight sheets of paper.
The original, a transparency in a lightbox that is part of the permanent collection at Tate Modern, is not simply a photograph, and similarly this scale reproduction is not simply a book. Nearly a decade in the making, this collaboration between the artist and publisher responds to the challenge of how Wall's work, characterized by its synthesis of materiality and scale, could be rendered uniquely into book form.
Once installed, the sheets' gentle movements, created by localized airflow, echo the fly-away energy of the papers in the original picture.
This version of the work creates a new relationship between the image and the atmosphere that it has become renowned for evoking.