Sotheby’s Sǀ2 is pleased to present A New Objectivity: The Düsseldorf School of Photography – a selling exhibition of important works by some of the greatest photographic artists working today. Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, Candida Höfer, Axel Hütte and Thomas Ruff all studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf under the celebrated couple Bernd and Hilla Becher - whose seminal practice, with its rigorously objective approach to photographing industrial architecture, inspired a generation of leading German photographers. Between 1976 and 1986, the alumni from the first official class of Photography at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf swiftly acquired legendary status, a phenomenon that has since marked a turning point in the history of photography. The exhibition will feature works by both the Bechers and their former students.
S|2 is Sotheby’s Contemporary art gallery, offering year-round exhibition programming and bespoke private sales.
With dedicated gallery space in New York, London and Hong Kong, S|2 presents selling exhibitions exploring the work of celebrated artists, such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Yayoi Kusama, and Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, as well as shows curated by influential art world figures like Vito Schnabel.
In addition to gallery programming, the S|2 team facilitates private acquisitions and sales around the world. Learn more at www.sothebys.com/S2.
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