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

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  • Provenance

    Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milan
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2003

  • Exhibited

    Art Institute of Chicago, Permanent Collection (another example exhibited, currently off view)
    New York, Marian Goodman Gallery, New Pictures from Paradise, 3 November - 31 December 1999
    University of Salamanca; Staaliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Thomas Struth - New Pictures from Paradise, 27 February 2002 - 8 September 2002, no. 7217, n.p. (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Milan, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Thomas Struth, 14 January - 20 March 2003

  • 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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Paradise 18 (Emai Shan), Yunnan Province

signed 'Thomas Struth' on a label affixed to the backing board; numbered '3/10' on the backing board
c-print face-mounted to Plexiglas, in artist's frame
image 135.5 x 171.3 cm (53 3/8 x 67 1/2 in.)
sheet 176.2 x 210 cm (69 3/8 x 82 5/8 in.)
frame 183.1 x 217.1 cm (72 1/8 x 85 1/2 in.)

Executed in 1999, this work is number 3 from an edition of 10.

£30,000 - 50,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £30,240

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 4 March 2022