Candida Höfer - Moss New York Monday, October 15, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Video

    CANDIDA HÖFER 'Schloss St. Emmeram Regensburg XXIV'

  • Provenance

    Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, 2006

  • Literature

    Candida Höfer: Architecture of Absence, exh. cat., Aperture Foundation, New York, 2004, p. 87 for another example from ‘Schloss St. Emmeram Regensburg’
    Murray Moss, ‘Midtown? Yes, Midtown: Design maven Murray Moss lives with the tourists—and loves every minute of it’, New York Magazine: Design, Summer 2012, illustrated p. 129

  • Catalogue Essay

    I’ve always thought of decor as a kind of projection onto a room - a film that one actually lives in - that one imagines to be his or her true natural environment. Franklin and I acquired a large Candida Höfer photograph of a palatial room which features a projection screen prominently placed in the middle of the picture, with the express intent of placing it directly opposite the front door to our apartment. It was the first thing one saw when entering our space. My natural environment - the one I imagine as my true home - is a palatial, Rococo room. Each time I entered the apartment and flipped on the spotlight (which was aimed directly at the ‘projection screen in the photo), I imagined the projector perversely running the wrong movie, which depicted, ironically, the interior of our two-bedroom high-rise apartment. --MURRAY MOSS



Schloss St. Emmeram Regensburg XXIV

59 7/8 x 79 in. (152.1 x 200.7 cm)
Backing board with label signed ‘Candida Höfer’. Number 2 from the edition of 6.

$30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $37,500


16 October 2012
New York