Elger Esser, ‘Drome, Frankreich’, 1999, Sotheby's
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Elger Esser

Drome, Frankreich, 1999

Chromogenic print
47 × 61 1/2 in
119.4 × 156.2 cm
Edition 1/5
This is part of a limited edition set.
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From Generation to Generation: Important Photographs from the Ames Collection

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Elger Esser
German, b. 1967
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Elger Esser’s pale, luminous landscape photographs, which are almost entirely unpeopled and frequently feature a straight, low horizon line, have been compared to both early-19th-century photography and Dutch landscape paintings of the 17th century. Like other German photographers such as Andreas Gursky and Thomas Struth, Esser studied under Bernd and Hilla Becher in Dusseldorf. His images typically capture European lowlands— softly lit beaches, wetlands, valleys, or riverbeds—in which Esser evokes the sublime. Imbuing his landscapes with a quiet romance, Esser models his style on postcard images, which have fascinated the artist since childhood.

Elger Esser, ‘Drome, Frankreich’, 1999, Sotheby's
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From Generation to Generation: Important Photographs from the Ames Collection

Diasec-mounted, framed, the photographer's label, signed in ink and with typed titled, date, and edition number, and a Sonnabend Gallery label on the reverse, no. one in an edition of 5.

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Photography
Elger Esser
German, b. 1967
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Elger Esser’s pale, luminous landscape photographs, which are almost entirely unpeopled and frequently feature a straight, low horizon line, have been compared to both early-19th-century photography and Dutch landscape paintings of the 17th century. Like other German photographers such as Andreas Gursky and Thomas Struth, Esser studied under Bernd and Hilla Becher in Dusseldorf. His images typically capture European lowlands— softly lit beaches, wetlands, valleys, or riverbeds—in which Esser evokes the sublime. Imbuing his landscapes with a quiet romance, Esser models his style on postcard images, which have fascinated the artist since childhood.

Elger Esser

Drome, Frankreich, 1999

Chromogenic print
47 × 61 1/2 in
119.4 × 156.2 cm
Edition 1/5
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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