Struth completed this project with images taken in the Prado. Thomas Struth was born in 1954 in Geldern in the German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen, near Düsseldorf. Some of the crowd appear almost life-size due to its vast expanse, placing us in a direct relationship with the gallery space. As such it is the coda to all his work in museums, a practice which occupied him assiduously for over fifteen years. Struth exhibited these works in his first solo exhibition, at P. Sundays and holidays from 5 p. If a bid is placed within the last five minutes of the auction, the end time will extend by an additional five minutes allowing for final bids.
It was a mark of the success of the images that Struth created during his time at the Prado that he was invited to hang some of his other Museum Photographs among the works in the permanent collection there two years later in an acclaimed exhibition entitled Thomas Struth - Making Time; this show also featured a group of the Prado images, shown in the new extension which was being opened at that time. Thomas Struth, one of the leading figures of the Düsseldorf school of photography, had a selection of his notorious large-format Museum Photographs on display. I went to the Prado in Madrid and was flabbergasted by one particular painting, Las Meninas by Velásquez. For more than twenty years, Struth has been interested in representing the social spaces in which art is celebrated: temples, churches and in particular museums. In order to light both the paintings and the audience, Struth installed flash heads in the ceilings which he could control from the gallery below. The immersive aspect of Museo del Prado 6 results in resonances between the numerous figures in Las Meninas and the crowd within the gallery space.
This was the first extensive series of photographs devoted to a single location, namely the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, which had become accessible again only after the collapse of the Berlin Wall. The Museo del Prado series, a selection of which is installed alongside the permanent collection through May 6th at The Prado, Madrid, presents portraits of an audience in everyday relationship to its past in a unique collaboration between a contemporary artist and this historic museum. In Las Meninas, the faces of the princess, the painter, the dwarves and the other members of the royal family and entourage engage Struth's viewer directly, and this is echoed by a solitary, cryptic figure in the crowd who faces the camera, echoing the other tangential glances from the past. Production Turner Supported by: Opening hours Monday to Saturday from 10 a. From 1993 to 1996, he taught photography at the Staatlichen Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe, Germany.
You will see a notification whether or not the current bid has met the reserve. Struth was awarded the Spectrum International Prize for Photography, Stiftung Niedersachsen, Germany in 1997-1998. Struth's practice is essentially an investigative process of trying to comprehend and portray the connections and relationships that condition our experience of viewing the world. This sense is accentuated by Struth's decision to take his images from within the crowd, a decision unique to the Prado images which was in part a reaction to his earlier Audience images of 2004 where viewers of masterpieces in the Uffizi, Florence and the Hermitage, St. Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
Struth's work considers how photography can at once engage and challenge the history of the medium and its traditional genres, as well as its role in contemporary art, and its function within a highly mediated , broader cultural context. Arguably the most complete image in the series that Struth made at the Museo del Prado, Madrid, in 2005, it is the image chosen by the artist for the front cover of his book Making Time which accompanied the exhibition of this work, together with thirteen other Museum Photographs, inside the Prado's galleries, cheek by jowl with the masterpieces from art history that were the subjects of his photographs. I decided that I had to try something different: I had to stand inside the groups of viewers, creating a greater intimacy between the people viewing the painting and those depicted in it. This intention has led him to visit the main cities and museums throughout the world, from the Musée du Louvre in Paris to the Museo del Prado in Madrid. He used a central point perspective that seems anonymous, as if the pictures arose from the camera's capacity to make clear, detailed records of the world.
In images like National Museum of Art, Tokyo, 1999 fig. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Since the late 1970's, Thomas Struth has been internationally recognized for his photographs of cities, landscapes, portraits and architectural interiors. This relationship between the artist, the artwork and its subsequent existence lies at the heart of Struth's Museum Photographs, which initially began when his own work was beginning to be acquired by public institutions, making him question them all the more. Some of his photos, which had been shot shortly before in the Prado, were installed in the immediate vicinity of the originals, thereby provoking a peculiar mise en abyme effect i. Executed in 2005 and printed in 2007, this work is number eight from an edition of ten 'My own work is about different situations in which people find themselves.
About streets as public space, where specific and collective attitudes affect us every day, where architecture represents society and culture as the dynamic of the group. In 1978 he was the first artist in residence at P. It was so close to my own interests. In order for the lot to sell, the reserve price must be met. We will never exceed your maximum bid amount, and you may raise it at any time.
Initially interested in painting, Struth turned his attention to photography in 1976. . I decided that I had to try something different: I had to stand inside the groups of viewers, creating a greater intimacy between the people viewing the painting and those depicted in it. In Museo del Prado 6 and its sister pictures, Struth creates a sense of immersion through the scale of the picture itself. Slowly, color was introduced and, starting with the Japanese and Chinese street-scenes in the early 90's, Struth began to allow people to re-appear in his photos, as in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 1991 or in Tien An Men, Bejing, 1997.
Exhibition Catalogue, Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado, Thomas Struth: Making Time, 2007, p. From this initial foray, his interest in nature as subject culminated in the Paradise series 1998 - 2001 fig. He was awarded the Spectrum International Photography Prize, Stiftung Niedersachsen, Germany in 1997-98. Over this period, Struth has focused his creative activities on portraying the daily life of works of art within the museum space and their relationship with visitors. Marian Goodman Gallery is very pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Thomas Struth, which will be on view from April 4th through 28th. About people being both fascinated with and passively exposed to concepts of the future that are difficult but necessary to relate to in an active way' T.