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Coal Tipping, Goodspring, Pennsylvania, 1975

Gelatin silver
9 1/2 × 13 1/4 in
24.1 × 33.7 cm
Edition 29/60
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Condition Report: Photographs are dry mounted to one board measuring 16 x 19-1/2 inches; each …

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Condition Report: Photographs are dry mounted to one board measuring 16 x 19-1/2 inches; each individual photograph measures 4-3/8 x 6-3/8 inches; mat burn to the mount; two small spots of discoloration to the mount only;visible when out of frame; one very minor spot of discoloration to the upper left quadrant of the …

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Titled and numbered '29/60' in pencil on mount recto; signed and dated in pencil on mount verso with the photographer's stamp
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Bernd and Hilla Becher
German, 1931–2007, 1934–2015
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Bernd and Hilla Becher worked collaboratively for nearly half a century documenting industrial German structures. In their “typologies”—series of objective black-and-white photos—the Bechers sought to illuminate and catalogue the similarities and variations in design among particular building types, such as framework houses, water towers, and blast furnaces. Exhibited in groups, the prints encourage comparison of form and function, and hint at the history and context of each structure. The Becher style would inform a generation of prominent photographers including Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Thomas Ruff, and Thomas Struth. For the Bechers, to read their photographs was to know and understand deeply these beautiful, yet often forgotten, “sculptures.” The signature neutrality of each image demanded exacting camera angles and light conditions, their methods drawing from both architectural and landscape tradition and broadening the conceptual range and potential of documentary photography.

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About the work
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Condition Report: Photographs are dry mounted to one board measuring 16 x 19-1/2 inches; each …

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Condition Report: Photographs are dry mounted to one board measuring 16 x 19-1/2 inches; each individual photograph measures 4-3/8 x 6-3/8 inches; mat burn to the mount; two small spots of discoloration to the mount only;visible when out of frame; one very minor spot of discoloration to the upper left quadrant of the …

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Signature
Titled and numbered '29/60' in pencil on mount recto; signed and dated in pencil on mount verso with the photographer's stamp
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Bernd and Hilla Becher
German, 1931–2007, 1934–2015
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Bernd and Hilla Becher worked collaboratively for nearly half a century documenting industrial German structures. In their “typologies”—series of objective black-and-white photos—the Bechers sought to illuminate and catalogue the similarities and variations in design among particular building types, such as framework houses, water towers, and blast furnaces. Exhibited in groups, the prints encourage comparison of form and function, and hint at the history and context of each structure. The Becher style would inform a generation of prominent photographers including Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Thomas Ruff, and Thomas Struth. For the Bechers, to read their photographs was to know and understand deeply these beautiful, yet often forgotten, “sculptures.” The signature neutrality of each image demanded exacting camera angles and light conditions, their methods drawing from both architectural and landscape tradition and broadening the conceptual range and potential of documentary photography.

Coal Tipping, Goodspring, Pennsylvania, 1975

Gelatin silver
9 1/2 × 13 1/4 in
24.1 × 33.7 cm
Edition 29/60
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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