Thomas Demand, ‘Fenster’, 1998, Phillips

Property Subject to the Artist's Resale Right (see Conditions of Sale for further information)
Property from an Important Private European Collection

Paris, Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Thomas Demand, 24 November 2000 - 4 February 2001, pp. 78 - 79 (another example illustrated)
London, Serpentine Gallery, Thomas Demand, 6 June - 20 August 2006, p. 106 (another example illustrated)
Duisburg, Museum Küppersmühle, Inside // Outside, 31 October 2008 - 18 January 2009 (another example illustrated)
San Antonio, ArtPace; Aspen Art Museum; Amsterdam, De Appel, Thomas Demand, 6 September 2001 - 11 November 2002, no. 3 (another example illustrated)

Great Illusions: Demand, Gursky, Ruscha, exh. cat., Kunstmuseum Bonn; North Miami, Museum of Contemporary Art, 1999, p. 80 (another example illustrated)

303 Gallery, New York
Private Collection
Sotheby's, London, 25 June 2003, lot 1
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

About Thomas Demand

Thomas Demand creates large-scale photographs that probe the relationship between reproduction and original. Trained as a sculptor, the German artist reconstructs media images of complex interior scenes using ephemeral materials like paper and cardboard. After photographing the painstakingly-crafted, life-sized models, Demand destroys them, leaving only photographic evidence of their fleeting existence. Demand's images often suggest recent activity, yet are eerily devoid of people, resembling the appearance of a film set or even a forensic photograph. Describing his practice of sculpture-based photography, Demand once said, "My work is in itself a ghost of my vision."

German, b. 1964, Munich, Germany, based in Berlin, Germany and Los Angeles, California