Frank Thiel - PHOTOGRAPHS London Wednesday, May 19, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Helga de Alvear, Madrid

  • Catalogue Essay

    Frank Thiel has documented Berlin for more than a decade, photographing a city that seems constantly in flux, its centre unclear. In fact this ever-changing urban landscape suits the focus and interest of Thiel, who is concerned with the process of construction, the incomplete and the temporary. Although his chosen subject-matter is somewhat clinical the images are veiled with romanticism; ruined buildings and austere structures become reminiscent of abstract paintings, their muted colours seductive beyond the actual content.
    Thiel has exhibited globally and his works are contained in the following collections among others: Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Museu Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; and Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden.


SK 76/ 2Mp (#02)

Colour coupler print, printed 2001 and Diasec mounted.
196.9 x 146.7 cm (77 1/2 x 57 3/4 in).
Signed, titled, dated and numbered 2/4 in pencil and ink on the verso and reverse of the frame.

£6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for £10,000


20 May 2010