BERND & HILLA BECHER "LEPORELLO" 1982/2009
Caviar20 is excited to be (finally!) offering another example of the work of Bernd & Hilla Becher.
This Leporello, entitled "Forty Are Better Than One" is a dramatic single work of art made up of five images.
Like the best of their work, this is a series of images (called "typologies") of slightly menacing and very sculptural industrial/agricultural buildings.
Bernd & Hilla began working together in 1959. Throughout their career the couple would present images of similar (often industrial) structures, encouraging the viewer to make comparisons of these typically ignored elaborate and fascinating buildings. Some of their favorite subjects included factory furnaces and water towers.
Together they would have a significant influence on late 20th century photography, and to a lesser degree conceptualism and minimalism. Numerous contemporary photographers, such as Andreas Gursky, Candida Hofer and Edward Burtynsky are indebted to their aesthetics and conceptual approach.
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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"Forty Are Better Than One" (Förderturn Zeche Waltrop, Waltrop Germany)
5-part leporello, digital pigment print (Ditone) on 260 g Hahnemühle Baryta paper
Stamped title and publisher location
Published by Schellmann Art Production
Labelled verso with title and date
Signed and editioned by the artist
From an edition of 75
12.5"H 49"W (work)