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Elger Esser

Puget Island II, 2007

Chromogenic print, face-mounted to Diasec.
26 2/5 × 37 7/10 in
67 × 95.7 cm
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Signed in ink, printed title and date on a Certificate of Authenticity accompanying the work.
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.

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About the work
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Phillips

US import tariff
Please note that this lot, if imported to the USA, will be subject to an additional …

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US import tariff
Please note that this lot, if imported to the USA, will be subject to an additional import duty of 25 % of the price realized (i.e. hammer price and buyer’s premium). This is as a result of import tariffs imposed by the US Government on 18 October 2019 on photographs printed in Germany or the UK not …

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Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed in ink, printed title and date on a Certificate of Authenticity accompanying the work.
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

Puget Island II, 2007

Chromogenic print, face-mounted to Diasec.
26 2/5 × 37 7/10 in
67 × 95.7 cm
Bidding closed
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