Thomas Struth - New Now New York Monday, February 27, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
    Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above in 2000)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, Contemporary Art and Photography: Spotlight on the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, September 30, 2001 - February 3, 2002 (another example exhibited)
    Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, Acquisitions of the Last Five Years: Selections of Modern and Contemporary Art, July 15 - October 15, 2005 (another example exhibited)
    Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, Ruptures and Continuities: Photography Made after 1960 from the MFAH Collection, February 21 - May 9, 2010 (another example exhibited)
    Kunsthaus Zürich; Dusseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen; Porto, Museu de Arte Contemporãnea Fundação de Serralves, Thomas Struth: Photographs 1978 - 2010, June 11, 2011 - February 26, 2012, no. 7481, pp. 90, 204 (another example exhibited and illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    Thomas Struth

    Thomas Struth is a German photographer best known for his large-scale, classically composed photos of museum, cityscapes, and family portraits. Struth is a prominent member of the Düsseldorf School of Photography, the group of artists who studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in the mid-1970s under influential photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher. Struth’s highly centralized, balanced photos incorporate cutting-edge photographic techniques and the tenets of classical composition to develop the documentarian aims of the Bechers.

    Struth’s work has been widely celebrated by the international art community. He represented Germany at the 44th Venice Biennale in 1990 and has been the subject of major retrospectives including those at the Dallas Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Haus der Kunst, Munich. He lives and works in Berlin and New York.

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Todai-Ji Interior, Nara

signed "Th. Struth" on a label affixed to the reverse of the backing board; further numbered "4/10" on the reverse of the backing board
chromogenic print
72 x 96 in. (182.9 x 243.8 cm.)
Executed in 1999, this work is number 4 from an edition of 10.

Other examples from this edition are held in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth.

$80,000 - 120,000 

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New York Auction 28 February 2017