CANDIDA HÖFER "DEUTSCHE BÜCHEREI" 2001
Candida Höfer is one of the most distinctive and influential late 20th century photographers.
As a student of Bernd and Hilla Becher, Höfer established her signature style in the late 1970's/early 1980's in Germany with her technically precise images of public spaces void of any visitors.
Along with her contemporaries, including Thomas Struth, she helped evolve the new genre of urban and institutional portraiture; realizing images that were void of sentimentality or nationalistic agenda.
This is a classic and iconic image of Höfer's. The architectural and decorative details of this grand library, specifically the neat rows of desks with their green glass lamps, create a pattern that approaches abstraction.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire an affordable and iconic work by one of the most collected photographers of our era.
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"Deutsche Bücherei, Leipzig, IX"
Signed, dated and titled by the artist verso.
11."W 11"H (work)
Germany, 1997 (printed 2001)
Very good condition.