Thomas Struth - Photographs London Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, London
    Sotheby's, London, Contemporary Art, 26 October 2000, Lot 7

  • Literature

    B. Becher et al., Fotografien werden Bilder: Die Becher-Klasse, Munich: Hirmer, 2017, p. 213

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Zhejiang Zhong Lu, Shanghai

1997
Chromogenic print.
44 x 56 cm (17 3/8 x 22 in.)
Signed, titled, dated and numbered 7/20 + 5 EAs in pencil on the verso.

Estimate
£3,000 - 5,000 • ♠

Sold for £5,670

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Photographs

London Auction 25 May 2022