Thomas Struth - Contemporary Art Evening Sale London Friday, October 12, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, Marian Goodman Gallery, Thomas Struth, September 13-October 13, 1990 (another example exhibited); Hamburg, Kunsthalle, Thomas Struth: Museum Photographs, November 11, 1993 - January, 16, 1994; Dallas, Museum of Art, Thomas Struth 1977-2002; May 12 – August 18, 2002; Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art, September 15, 2002 – January 5, 2003; New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, February 4 – May 18, 2003 and Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, June 28 – September 28, 2003, Thomas Struth 1977 2002, (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    H. Belting, Thomas Struth: Museum Photographs, Munich, 1993 p. 39 (another example illustrated); D. Eklund, A. Goldstein, M. Morris Hambourg, C. Wylie, Thomas Struth 1977-2002, Dallas, 2002, p. 107 (another example illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Wanting to explore the relationship between people and art on a more public level, he proceeded to investigate the sites where this relationship is most overtly cultivated: art museums in large cities, where the work on view is given an entirely different identity and dynamic than originally intended by artist and patron. Struth has captured people looking at art – the very same activity his viewers engage in when they look at his own work…
    C. Wylie, "A History of Now: The Art of Thomas Struth", Thomas Struth 1977-2002, Dallas, 2002, p. 152

  • 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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Musee d'Orsay I

59 1/4 x 71 in. (150.5 x 180.3 cm).
Signed, titled, numbered of 10 and dated “Thomas Struth Musée d’Orsay I Paris 1989” on the reverse. This work is from an edition of 10.

£80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for £192,000

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

Evening Sale
13 October 2007, 4pm