Thomas Struth - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Fried, "Thomas Struth's Technology Photographs,", Article #32, 10 September 2020

  • Catalogue Essay

    “The viewer realizes at once that what they have been given to see goes far beyond their power to take it in, no matter how long or with what effort of scrutiny they give themselves over to the image.” Michael Fried, 'Thomas Struth's Technology, Photographs'

  • 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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Grazing Incidence Spectrometer, Max Planck IPP, Garching, Germany

Chromogenic print.
42 7/8 x 54 1/8 in. (108.9 x 137.5 cm)
Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 3/10 on an artist's label affixed to the reverse of the mount.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $31,250

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New York Auction 14 October 2020