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Thomas Struth (German, b.1954)
LOT ID: 34511
Tokyo, 1999

Chromogenic Print (C-print)
7.1 х 5 in. (18.03 x 12.7 cm.)
Signed, titled and numbered on verso (see illustrations)
Edition 41/200
Lot description
7.1 x 5 in. (18 x 12.7 cm)
Signed, titled, and numbered on verso.

Thomas Struth's (b. 1954) images of cities confront the viewer with an architectural scenery that is all but devoid of people.

Since the late seventies, Thomas Struth has been known for his architectural and urban photographs, portraits, landscapes, and museum interiors. Trained first in painting, he took up photography in 1974 while a student at the Dusseldorf Academy of Fine Arts under Gerhard Richter (1974), and later, Bernd and Hilla Becher (1976). First photographing people in the streets of Dusseldorf, and other cities, from 1974 to 1977, he later drew on this experience in an early body of work, the black & white street and city scapes, which began in 1977. Early portraits of friends, which began in 1983, launched a series of psychologically oriented family portraits in 1986.

Struth's work is characterized by an oblique vantage point and a clarity and neutrality which permits the universal subject to speak.
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