Candida Höfer, ‘Biblioteca de la Real Academia de la Lengua Madrid I’, 2000, Phillips

Michel and Sally Strauss Contemporary Photography Collection
Property Subject to the Artist's Resale Right (see Conditions of Sale for further information)

Image: 119.5 x 119.5 cm (47 x 47 in.)
Frame: 155 x 155 cm (61 x 61 in.)

From the Catalogue:
‘I am interested in the presentation of culturally-made objects in spaces... There are, of course, special presentation types for presenting special objects, libraries being such a case.'

Candida Höfer
Courtesy of Phillips

Signature: Signed in pencil on the reverse of the frame; printed title, date and 'AP II' on an artist label affixed to the reverse of the frame. From an edition of 6 + 3 AP.

Candida Höfer: A Monograph, London: Thames & Hudson, 2003, p. 65
C. Höfer, Libraries, London: Thames & Hudson, 2005, p. 235

Sonnabend Gallery, New York, 2001

About Candida Höfer

In majestic large-format color photography, Candida Höfer captures the psychological residue left behind in empty public and institutional spaces. Höfer meticulously composes her shots, positioning herself symmetrically either in the center of rooms or along a diagonal that best reveals the space’s internal architecture. She prefers places that contain an institutional history, embodied either in texts or in structures, such as libraries, museums, and zoos. A member of the Dusseldorf School and former student of Bernd and Hilla Becher, Höfer is influenced by the legacy of conceptual and typological photography.

German, b. 1944, Eberswalde, Germany, based in Cologne, Germany