BERND & HILLA BECHER "TRANKSTER 3" 1972
Bernd & Hilla Becher had a tremendous influence of documentary photography and sub-genres of industrial/architectural photography and minimalism.
The couple began working together in 1959 and together were dedicated to documenting the sculptural elements of harsh or banal industrial or mining structures including large-scale furnaces, water towers and German frame houses.
Teaching in Dusseldorf in the 1970's they influenced some of the most important (and collected) contemporary artists working in photography including Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth and Candida Hofer. It is arguable that even photographers such as Edward Burtynsky are indebted to the Becher's aesthetic and approach.
"Trankster 3" is a paradigm of one of their images of a German frame house. It is one of 12 images from the series - but its clean and confident graphic presence enable it to be impactful independently.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire an affordable work by one of the most distinctive and influential artists of the 20th century.
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"Trankster. 3, Halger-Seelbach, 1972"
(From the Fachwerkhauser, Siegener Industriegebeit, 1993 Portfolio)
Duotone offset print, from an edition of 50.
Signed, titled and numbered 42/50 by the artist
25”H 20”W (work)
30"H 24.5"W (framed)