Canadian artist Jeff Wall is widely recognized as an innovative picture-maker whose dynamic photographs, both color and black-and-white, have affinities with painting and cinema. Their sense of scale comes from Wall's interest in the tradition of painting, and their methods of production from his fascination with cinematography. A number of the pictures are photomontages — combinations of different negatives digitally interwoven to create engaging narratives — often illuminated on light boxes. This retrospective, co-organized by SFMOMA Director Neal Benezra, brings together more than 40 pieces spanning the period from the 1970s to the present for a rare look at Wall's influential career. Accompanying his iconic works are three new pictures, including In front of a nightclub (2006), a promised gift to SFMOMA.