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    Sale 5417

    Post-War & Contemporary Art

    2 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 542

    Candida Höfer (b. 1944)

    Bibliothèque National de France, Paris

    Price Realised  


    Candida Höfer (b. 1944)
    Bibliothèque National de France, Paris
    signed 'Candida Höfer' (to the backing board); signed 'Candida Höfer' (on a label affixed to the backing board)
    colour coupler print
    image: 23½ x 23½in. (59.7 x 59.7cm.)
    sheet: 32 7/8 x 33in. (83.5 x 83.8 cm.)
    Executed in 1998, this work is artist proof number one from an edition of six plus three artist's proof

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    Kunsthalle Basel, Basel.
    Galerie Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne.


    Candida Höfer, exh. cat., Kunsthalle Basel, 1999 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 28).
    Candida Höfer, exh. cat., Bibliotheken Munich, 2005 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 197).


    Candida Höfer, Leserüme, Kunsthalle Basel, 1999.