Package: Jeff Wall, 'Boy on TV'
Tempera on paper on board
18,7 x 15,5 cm (image)
32 x 29 cm (framed)
The image shows a rectangular package on a dark brown background. Wrapped in brownish paper, with taped corners and handwritten identification written in marker, the depicted package presumably contains a work of art. Both the background and the somewhat reflective surface of the tape seem to mirror a light source (evoking the specific conditions of the room in which the pictures were taken and adding an additional element of trompe-l'oeil). The motif is based on photographs the artist took in an art storage.