Lot 137. Becher, Bernd and Hilla (b. 1931 Siegen - 2007 Rostock / 1934 Potsdam - 2015 Düsseldorf). The Blast Furnace Head Terre Rouge

Starting price: € 10 000
Auction date: 29.11.2017   12:00 UTC +02:00
ID 19820
Lot 137 | Becher, Bernd and Hilla (b. 1931 Siegen - 2007 Rostock / 1934 Potsdam - 2015 Düsseldorf). The Blast Furnace Head Terre Rouge
1969. Gelatin silver print on Agfa paper. The 40.4 x 30.8 cm Titled and dated and copyright notice of the photographer on the verso.
corners rubbed to a minimum. Otherwise in very good condition.

private collection, Europe

The German photographer couple Bernd and Hilla Becher conceptual, objective photography, which since the 1970s has been a pioneer in the history of photography is regarded as the founder of the concept. After Bernd Becher in 1956, the car starts didactically photographing industrial buildings in the Ruhr area and in the siegerland, he starts from 1959, together with Hilla to work as a photographer couple. The search extends to other industrial countries in Europe, such as France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and even the USA. Early on, the photographer can recognize the end of conversion of the industrial drawing landscapes, which you hold in a documentary, an encyclopedia similar to in series. Among the motifs, water towers, industrial buildings, winding towers and other buildings associated with the mining and the mining industry. Common to all of the shots are a clear, well-structured, concise visual language, as well as a single Central perspective, which give the documentary claim of the Cup expression. So the way to Create the artist for subsequent generations of photographers, and still is (called including Thomas Struth, Tata Ronkholz, Candida Höfer or Andreas Gursky), it must be emphasized, was at the same time that the Cup-to-follow photographs of an artistic Tradition: the early photography, of the painting of the 19th century. Century, as well as positions of the New objectivity. How big is the influence of the photographer on today's generations, the exhibition "photography's images. The Cup-class" worked in the Städel Museum in Frankfurt in an impressive way out (27.4.-13.8.2017)

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