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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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191

Nanjing Xi Lu, Shanghai

1997
Digital colour coupler print, face-mounted on Plexiglas in artist’s frame.
189 × 225 cm (74 3/8 × 88 5/8 in).
Signed ‘T. Struth’ on a label attached to the reverse. This work is from an edition of 10.

Estimate
£35,000 - 45,000 

Contemporary Art Day Sale

17 February 2012
London