Thomas Struth - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Marian Goodman Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Madrid, Museo del Prado, Thomas Struth: Making Time, 6 February - 25 March 2007, pp. 26 and 108 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 26)
    Milan, Galleria Monica de Cardenas, Thomas Struth, 10 May - 27 July 2007 (another example exhibited)
    Humlebæk, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Pink Caviar, 24 May - 19 August 2012 (another example exhibited)
    Durham, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Light Sensitive: Photographic Works from North Carolina Collections, 14 February - 12 May 2013 (another example exhibited)

  • Catalogue Essay

    'My intention had been to capture, by means of photography, the way people react on the paintings, their historical entrenchment in museums, and the reception of the work in the rather awe-inspiring atmosphere of institutionalised museums... [The] idea was born to show a journey through time by establishing a connection between the top of the paintings, the artists who had made their artistic statements in them, the visitors looking at them and me whose photographs are again exhibited in the galleries.' 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

signed, titled, numbered, inscribed and dated 'Museo del Prado 5 Madrid 2005 3/10 Thomas Struth Print: 2006' on the reverse
chromogenic print
image 157.5 x 199.7 cm (62 x 78 5/8 in.)
sheet 163.8 x 206 cm (64 1/2 x 81 1/8 in.)

Conceived in 2005 and printed in 2006, this work is number 3 from an edition of 10.

£100,000 - 150,000 ‡♠

Sold for £125,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 3 October 2019