Youngstown Works Blast Furnace 4

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  • Provenance

    Laurence Miller Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Bio

    Bernd and Hilla Becher

    German • Bernd 1931-2007 - Hilla 1934-2015

    Husband and wife Bernd and Hilla Becher began photographing buildings and relics of the Industrial Revolution, such as coal mines and cooling towers, in 1959. Like objective scientists removing a specimen from the field, the Bechers framed their subject in a manner that isolated it from its environment. Often, these stark, beautifully detailed prints were then displayed in grid-like structures, forming stunning 'Typologies'.

    By the time Bernd Becher became a professor at the Düsseldorf Art Academy in 1976 (policy would not allow Hilla to be a simultaneous appointment), the Bechers' photographs, with their seemingly neutral point of view and serial display, were already being applauded by the international art world as important works of Minimal and Conceptual Art.

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Property from a Private Collection, Miami

Youngstown Works Blast Furnace 4

signed, titled and dated "YOUNGSTOWN WORKS BLAST FURNACE 4 1981 Bernd Becher Hilla Becher" on the reverse
vintage gelatin silver print
15 7/8 x 12 1/8 in. (40.3 x 30.8 cm.)
Executed in 1981.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

sold for $10,000

Contact Specialist
Rebekah Bowling
Head of Sale
New York
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New York Auction 19 September 2017