Thomas Struth - Wired: Online Auction London Thursday, November 23, 2023 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Private Collection (acquired directly from the artist)
    Christie's, Amsterdam, 6 November 2013, lot 142
    Private Collection
    Veritas Art Auctioneers, Lisbon, 12 November 2015, lot 12
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Marian Goodman Gallery, Portraits Thomas Struth, 13 September-13 October 1990, no. 10, n.p. (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Boston, Institute of Contemporary Art; London, Institute of Contemporary Arts; Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, Thomas Struth Strangers and Friends, 19 January-9 April 1995, pp. 27, 103 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 27)
    Kunsthalle in Emden, Zwischen Schönheit und Sachlichkeit, 26 January-14 April 2002 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 90)
    Dallas Museum of Art; Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art; New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Thomas Struth 1977 - 2002, 12 May 2002-28 September 2003, pp. 114, 175, 176 (another example exhibited and illustrated p.114)
    London, Tate Modern; Cologne, Museum Ludwig, Cruel and Tender, 5 June 2003-18 February 2004, pp. 74, 282 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p.74)
    London, National Gallery; Barcelona, CaixaForum; Madrid, CaixaForum, Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present, 31 October-15 September 2013, pp. 86-87 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 86)

  • 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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The Smith Family, Fife, Scotland 1989

signed 'T Struth' on a label affixed to the reverse
c-print, in artist's frame
102.5 x 128.5 cm (40 3/8 x 50 5/8 in.)
Executed in 1989, this work is number 7 from an edition of 10.

£7,000 - 9,000 ‡♠

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23 - 30 November 2023