Thomas Struth - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Friday, March 4, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
    Private Collection
    Phillips, London, 17 February 2012, lot 191
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Athens, Museum of Cycladic Art, Thomas Struth, 16 June - 14 September 2009, p. 53 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 39)
    Kunsthaus Zurich; Dusseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen; London, Whitechapel Gallery; Porto, Museum de Serralves, Museu de Arte Contemporánea, Thomas Struth: Photographs 1978 - 2010, 11 June 2010 - 29 January 2012, n.p. (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Netherlands, Museum Jan van der Togt, KLM Collection, 15 - 26 February 2017 (another example exhibited)

  • 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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Nanjing Xi Lu, Shanghai

signed 'Thomas Struth' on a label affixed to the reverse
Digital colour coupler print face-mounted to Plexiglas, in artist’s frame
image 142 x 180 cm (55 7/8 x 70 7/8 in.)
sheet 182.3 x 218.7 cm (71 3/4 x 86 1/8 in.)
framed 188.7 x 225.2 cm (74 1/4 x 88 5/8 in.)

Executed in 1997, this work is number 4 from an edition of 10.

£25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for £31,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 4 March 2022