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  • Provenance

    Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne
    Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, North Carolina

  • Catalogue Essay

    “ The idea behind the museum photographs was to retrieve masterpieces from the fate of fame, to recover them from their status as iconic paintings, to remind us that these were works which were created in a contemporary moment, by artists who have everyday lives. They can be admired but revering the artist and their work can also be an impediment. In essence, I wanted to bring together the time of the picture and the time of the viewer.” THOMAS STRUTH

  • 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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Museo del Prado 5, Madrid

2005, printed 2006
chromogenic print
image 158.2 x 200 cm. (62 1/4 x 78 3/4 in.); frame 167.6 x 235 cm. (66 x 92 1/2 in.)
Signed, titled, numbered and dated 'Museo del Prado 5 Madrid 2005 1/10 Thomas Struth Print: 2006' on the reverse. This work is number 1 from an edition of 10.

£150,000 - 250,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £134,500

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Contemporary Art Evening Sale

London 16 October 2013