Bernd and Hilla Becher

German, 1931 and 1934

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Bernd and Hilla Becher are best known for their austere, elegiac, and widely influential photographs of industrial architecture in their native Germany. The Bechers captured what they called the “anonymous sculpture” of water towers, blast furnaces, …

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Spherical Gas Tank, Wesseling, Near Cologne, Germany, 1984
Sold on Nov 12, 2021
£17,640
US$23,575
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Gelatin silver print
51.8 x 61.0 cm
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£17,640
Auction Sale
Nov 12, 2021
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Spherical Gas Tank, Wesseling, Near Cologne, Germany, 1984
Gelatin silver print
Nov 12, 2021
Phillips
£17,640
US$23,575
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76% est
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51.8 x 61.0 cm
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Nov 12, 2021
Phillips
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£17,640
Untitled (Cooling Towers), 1974
Sold on Nov 3, 2021
€87,500
US$101,317
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9 ferrotyped gelatin silver prints, mounted on card
74.0 x 92.3 cm
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€87,500
Auction Sale
Nov 3, 2021
Christie's
Untitled (Cooling Towers), 1974
9 ferrotyped gelatin silver prints, mounted on card
Nov 3, 2021
Christie's
€87,500
US$101,317
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74.0 x 92.3 cm
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Nov 3, 2021
Christie's
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€87,500
Hochöfen (hauts fourneaux), 1968-1980
Sold on Nov 3, 2021
€137,500
US$159,213
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25% est
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gelatin silver prints, mounted on board
126.5 x 158.0 cm
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€137,500
Auction Sale
Nov 3, 2021
Christie's
Hochöfen (hauts fourneaux), 1968-1980
gelatin silver prints, mounted on board
Nov 3, 2021
Christie's
€137,500
US$159,213
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126.5 x 158.0 cm
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Nov 3, 2021
Christie's
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€137,500
Water Towers, 1963-1980, 1980
Sold on Oct 6, 2021
US$138,600
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Six gelatin silver prints
40.0 x 30.5 cm
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US$138,600
Auction Sale
Oct 6, 2021
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Water Towers, 1963-1980, 1980
Six gelatin silver prints
Oct 6, 2021
Phillips
US$138,600
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40.0 x 30.5 cm
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Oct 6, 2021
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US$138,600
Water Tower, "Berka/Wipper, Thuringen," , 1996
Sold on Oct 6, 2021
US$17,500
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ferrotyped gelatin silver print
49.5 x 58.4 cm
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US$17,500
Auction Sale
Oct 6, 2021
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Water Tower, "Berka/Wipper, Thuringen," , 1996
ferrotyped gelatin silver print
Oct 6, 2021
Christie's
US$17,500
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49.5 x 58.4 cm
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Oct 6, 2021
Christie's
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US$17,500
Water Towers, 1963
Sold on Sep 28, 2021
US$119,700
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15 gelatin silver prints, each ferrotyped
16.5 x 24.1 cm
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US$119,700
Auction Sale
Sep 28, 2021
Sotheby's
Water Towers, 1963
15 gelatin silver prints, each ferrotyped
Sep 28, 2021
Sotheby's
US$119,700
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16.5 x 24.1 cm
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Sep 28, 2021
Sotheby's
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US$119,700
Coal Bunkers, Frontal Views, 1968
Sold on Jun 29, 2021
€137,500
US$164,022
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9 ferrotyped silver prints
30.2 x 41.3 cm
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€137,500
Auction Sale
Jun 29, 2021
Christie's
Coal Bunkers, Frontal Views, 1968
9 ferrotyped silver prints
Jun 29, 2021
Christie's
€137,500
US$164,022
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96% est
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30.2 x 41.3 cm
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Jun 29, 2021
Christie's
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€137,500
Water Tower, New York City, Broadway/Houston Street, 1978
Sold on May 17, 2021
£13,860
US$19,544
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39% est
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Gelatin silver print
51.0 x 59.4 cm
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Realized Price
£13,860
Auction Sale
May 17, 2021
Phillips
Water Tower, New York City, Broadway/Houston Street, 1978
Gelatin silver print
May 17, 2021
Phillips
£13,860
US$19,544
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39% est
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51.0 x 59.4 cm
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Auction Sale
May 17, 2021
Phillips
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£13,860
Water Tower, New York City, Broadway/Spring Street, 1979
Sold on May 17, 2021
£10,080
US$14,214
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1% est
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Gelatin silver print
51.4 x 61.0 cm
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Realized Price
£10,080
Auction Sale
May 17, 2021
Phillips
Water Tower, New York City, Broadway/Spring Street, 1979
Gelatin silver print
May 17, 2021
Phillips
£10,080
US$14,214
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1% est
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51.4 x 61.0 cm
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May 17, 2021
Phillips
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£10,080
Water Tower, New York City, 25 East 4th Street, 1979
Sold on May 17, 2021
£13,860
US$19,544
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39% est
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Gelatin silver print
50.5 x 62.2 cm
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Realized Price
£13,860
Auction Sale
May 17, 2021
Phillips
Water Tower, New York City, 25 East 4th Street, 1979
Gelatin silver print
May 17, 2021
Phillips
£13,860
US$19,544
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39% est
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Photography
50.5 x 62.2 cm
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Auction Sale
May 17, 2021
Phillips
Realized Price
£13,860