Thomas Struth - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 4, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Phillips, New York, 14 November 2000, lot 173
    Private Collection
    Private Collection, The Netherlands

  • Literature

    Burkhard Riemschneider and Uta Grosenick, eds., Art at the Turn of the Millennium, Cologne, 1999, p. 489 (another example illustrated)
    Richard Sennett, Thomas Struth, Unconscious Places, Munich, 2012, p. 241

  • 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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Wangfujing Dong Lu, Shanghai

signed 'Thomas Struth' on a label affixed to the reverse; further signed, titled, numbered and dated 'Thomas Struth "Wangfujing Dong Lu, Shanghai" 5/10 1998' on the reverse
image 83.8 x 102.3 cm (32 7/8 x 40 1/4 in.)
sheet 118 x 134.5 cm (46 1/2 x 52 7/8 in.)

Executed in 1997 - 98, this work is number 5 from an edition of 10.

£15,000 - 25,000 ♠ †

Sold for £20,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 5 October 2017