Axel Hütte - Photographs London Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Frankfurt

  • Catalogue Essay

    “Hütte’s compositions are now free from the duality of civilisation and nature and focus purely on cropped, frame-filling depictions of natural phenomena in which the horizon, as a structuring element of composition, has almost completely disappeared. In those photographs of Hütte’s which have stretches of water as the theme, the transition between water and land is always vague, an indeterminate ‘grey area’ which, like sudden darkness, only gradually reveals its secrets. Characteristic of all of Hütte’s photographs are their unusual viewpoints and perspectives, creating in many cases an atmosphere of mystery reminiscent of film stills. His photographs taken in the Brazilian rainforests are both exotic and full of suspense.”
    (G. de Werd, foreword to Axel Hütte, Fecit, Düsseldorf, Museum Kurhaus Kleve, Richter Verlag, 2000)


Caño Harol

Colour coupler print, flush-mounted.
107 x 210 cm (42 1/8 x 82 5/8 in)
Signed, titled, dated and numbered in ink on the reverse of the frame. One from an edition of 4.

£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £10,625


17 May 2012