Thomas Struth - Photographs London Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam
    Christie's, Amsterdam, Post-War and Contemporary Art, 1 December 2009, lot 139

  • Literature

    Thomas Struth: Portraits, Schirmer/Mosel, 1998, cover (detail) and p. 73
    Thomas Struth: 1977-2002, Schirmer/Mosel, 2002, p. 61

  • Catalogue Essay

    This lot is to be sold with no reserve.

  • 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

Go und Ayaka Okutsu, Yamaguchi

Chromogenic print, Diasec mounted.
Image: 52.5 x 68.5 cm (20 5/8 x 26 7/8 in.)
Frame: 86.3 x 101.9 cm (33 7/8 x 40 1/8 in.)

Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 2/10 on an artist label affixed to the reverse of the frame.

£5,000 - 7,000 •♠

Sold for £4,375

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London Auction 3 November 2016