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  • Provenance

    Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

  • 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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Gotanda (BIC Lighters), Tokyo 1987


Gelatin silver print.

26 3/4 x 33 5/8 in. (67.9 x 85.4 cm).

Signed “Thomas Struth” on a label
adhered to the reverse.This work is from an edition of 10.

$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $10,625

Contemporary Art Part II

16 Nov 2007, 10am & 2pm
New York