Thomas STRUTH (1954)

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Every November Paris hosts a multitude of special events dedicated to photography. This year the core fair, Paris Photo, was accompanied by numerous “off” fairs and auction sales, as well as a whole series of special exhibitions at Parisian cultural institutions. The result was a rich and highly diverse program attracting a record number of […]

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The Bechers, as we now call them, were a couple of photographers who immortalized industrial architecture in pictures that treated each edifice as if it were an “anonymous sculpture”.

Bernd and Hilla Becher are the leading lights of « objective » photography in Germany. Their approach refutes the anecdotal and focuses on inventorying anonymous « industrial sculptures » that appear throughout our environment. The radicalism of their documentary work had a strong impact on their students including Andreas Gursky, Thomas Ruff, Thomas STRUTH and Candida HÖFER. This later generation of photographers assimilated much of the Becher’s approach, although sometimes freeing itself from the « objective » view of reality by altering their images. From an auction and museum preference point of view, the later generation seems to have become more popular than the objective purism of the Becher period.

Thomas STRUTH (1954) (Germania) è un artista nato nel 1954. La prima aggiudicazione registrata sul sito è un/a fotografia del 1992 da Christie's , e la più recente un/a fotografia del 2020. La quotazione e gli indici dell'artista stabiliti da Artprice.com si basano su 1.200 aggiudicazioni. In particolare: stampa-multiplo, fotografia. 2 opere dell'artista Thomas STRUTH (1954) saranno prossimamente in sala d'asta. Sulla Marketplace di Artprice sono proposte 7 opere dell'artista in vendita.