• Photographs: The Evening Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 12203

    Photographs: The Evening Sale

    4 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 18

    Thomas Struth (B. 1954)

    El Capitan (Yosemite National Park), 1999

    Estimate

    Thomas Struth (B. 1954)
    El Capitan (Yosemite National Park), 1999
    chromogenic print, face-mounted to Plexiglas
    signed in ink and credited, titled and numbered '7/10' on affixed photographer's label and credited, titled, dated and numbered on affixed gallery label (frame backing board)
    image: 66 1/2 x 85 in. (168.9 x 215 cm.)
    overall: 71 1/2 x 90 in. (181.6 x 228.6 cm.)
    This work is number 7 from the edition of 10.


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    [When] I am taking a photograph, I am conscious that I am constructing images rather than taking snapshots. Since I do not take rapid photographs it is in this respect like a painting which takes a long time where you are very aware of what you are doing in the process. Exposure is only the final act of making the image as a photograph. - Thomas Struth

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    Provenance

    Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco;
    acquired from the above by the present owner, 2003.


    Literature

    Exhibition catalogue, Thomas Struth 1977-2002, The Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, 2002, p. 137.
    Exhibition catalogue, Thomas Struth. Fotografien 1978-2010, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, 2010, p. 92.