Jeff Wall's After "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison, the Prologue.

Photographer Jeff Wall depicts this scene from Ralph Ellisson's 1952 novel "Invisible Man":

Ralph Ellison's 1952 novel Invisible Man centres on a black man who, during a street riot, falls into a forgotten room in the cellar of a large apartment building in New York and decides to stay there, living hidden away. The novel begins with a description of the protagonist's subterranean home, emphasising the ceiling covered with 1,369 illegally connected light bulbs.

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