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  • Provenance

    Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke-Le-Zoute

  • Literature

    G. Mortier, Candida Höfer: Opera de Paris, Munich, 2006, p.25 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Candida Höfer captures a palpable presence in her photographs of public spaces such as libraries, museums, and lecture halls, though all works are completely bereft of people.  In her series of empty opera houses, the artist gives us the sense of the ghosts of not only the performers and audience, but of all of the stories that have come before in these great spaces.  In the current lot she takes us to the Palais Garnier, in Paris, the original Phantom of the Opera venue built in 1875. 

81

Palais Garnier Paris XXIX

2005
Colour coupler print.
98 3/8 x 81 in. (249.9 x 205.7 cm) framed.
Signed "Candida Hofer" on a label affixed to the backing board. This work is from an edition of six.

Estimate
£20,000 - 30,000 

Property from The Vanmoerkerke Collection, Belgium

3 Apr 2008, 4pm
London