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Canadian photographer’s record-breaking work depicts dead Soviet soldiers in Afghanistan

Posted on 16 May 2012 by admin

Alarge-scale battlefield picture of conversing corpses by acclaimed Canadian photographer Jeff Wall has become the single most valuable photographic artwork ever produced in this country, breaking the artist’s all-time price record. The 1992 photograph is titled “Dead Troops Talk,”and depicts a group of Soviet soldiers talking to each other after being killed in the Soviet-Afghan war in 1986. It sold last week for more than $3.6 million at a Christie’s auction in New York. Wall took the photograph at a suburban Vancouver studio after arranging a group of actors dressed in military garb. “Dead Troops Talk” is hailed as the world-renowned B.C. artist Wall’s single most important creation.The fictitious image shows the unit of Red Army soldiers somehow reanimated after their deaths at the hands of rebel mujahedeen.

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