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II: Tränkestrasse 3, Haiger-Seelbach, 1972, from the portfolio Fachwerkhäuser, Siegener Industriegebiet (Timbered Houses, Siegen Industrial Area)

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Bernd Becher; Hilla Becher, II: Tränkestrasse 3, Haiger-Seelbach, 1972, from the portfolio Fachwerkhäuser, Siegener Industriegebiet (Timbered Houses, Siegen Industrial Area), 1993, duotone offset print, Museum Purchase: Funds provided by Dorothy Lemelson and Bonnie Serkin, © unknown, research required, 2006.16b

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Title

II: Tränkestrasse 3, Haiger-Seelbach, 1972, from the portfolio Fachwerkhäuser, Siegener Industriegebiet (Timbered Houses, Siegen Industrial Area)

Artist

Hilla Becher (German, 1934-2015)

Bernd Becher (German, 1931-2007)

Date

1993

Medium

duotone offset print

Edition

8/50

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 15 15/16 in x 12 3/16 in; sheet: 24 3/4 in x 19 11/16 in

Inscriptions & Markings

inscription: "8/50", graphite, verso, lower right

inscription: "II", graphite, verso, lower left

signature: "Hilla Becher", graphite, verso, lower center

signature: "Bernard Becher", graphite, verso, lower center

Collection Area

Photography; Modern and Contemporary Art

Category

Books, Portfolios, and Manuscripts

Photographs

Object Type

photograph

Credit Line

Museum Purchase: Funds provided by Dorothy Lemelson and Bonnie Serkin

Accession Number

2006.16b

Copyright

© unknown, research required

Terms

houses

photographs

portfolios

Description

Collaborative artists Bernd and Hilla Becher are renowned for their photographic typologies, or systematic classifications, of industrial architecture. Their purposely “objective” point of view was featured in the groundbreaking 1975 exhibition The New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape (which also included Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, and Joe Deal, whose work is also on view in this installation), and they influenced a new generation of contemporary photographers, in particular Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Candida Höfer, all of whom studied with Bernd at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.

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