CANDIDA HÖFER "NIEMEYER BRAZIL B" 2005
Candida Höfer is a truly distinctive and influential late 20th-century photographer.
As a student of Bernd and Hilla Becher and a member of the Dusseldorf School, Höfer established her signature style in the late 1970's/early 1980s in Germany with her technically precise images of vast and vacant public spaces.
Along with her contemporaries, including Thomas Struth and Andreas Gursky, she helped evolve the new genre of urban and institutional portraiture; realizing images that were void of sentimentality or nationalism.
This classic Höfer image expertly captures the São Paulo Art Biennial designed by the renowned architect, Oscar Niemeyer. Photographed in full color using a large format camera, Hofer highlights the structure's strong curvature, calling attention to the twisting stairwell in the center of the image.
Like much of her work, the composition is dynamic and symmetrical to illustrate the vast scope of the interior. While the architectural elements of this grand industrial space fill the frame, among them are also traces of things left behind (hanging fabric and discarded construction materials) representing its function and public use in transition.
This is a rare opportunity to acquire an affordable and iconic work by one of the most internationally collected photographers of our era.
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"Niemeyer Brazil" B
Signed by the artist verso.
From an edition of 45
10"H 13.25"W (photo)
11"H 14.25"W (sheet)
15.25"H 18.75"W (framed)
Very good condition.
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