Thomas Struth - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Gift of the photographer to a German collection
    Sotheby's, New York, Contemporary Living, 28 July 2016, lot 121
    Private Collection, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    Titles include:
    Gayton House / Knapp Road, London, 1977
    400 East at 56th Street, New York, 1978

  • 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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Selected Cityscapes: London and New York

Two unique gelatin silver prints, printed no later than 1980.
11 1/4 x 16 in. (28.6 x 40.6 cm)
12 1/8 x 15 7/8 in. (30.8 x 40.3 cm)

Each signed, titled, dated in ink and pencil, with copyright credit and reproduction limitation stamps on a mount fragment affixed to the frame backing.

$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $7,560

Contact Specialist

Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs, New York

Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Deputy Chairwoman, Americas


New York Auction 12 October 2022