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140
Thomas Struth
CROSBY STREET
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 61,250 USD
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140
Thomas Struth
CROSBY STREET
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 61,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Thomas Struth
B. 1954
CROSBY STREET
ferrotyped, mounted, framed, 1978; accompanied by a letter of authenticity signed by the photographer (2)
12 1/4  by 15 7/8  in. (31.1 by 40.3 cm.)
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Provenance

Acquired from the photographer, circa 1978

Literature

Thomas Struth: Photographs (The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, 1990), p. 69

Thomas Struth: Photographs 1978-2010 (New York, 2010), p. 22

Catalogue Note

In 1977, Struth moved to New York on a six month scholarship from the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.  Struth photographed the streets of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, making over 200 photographs of often deserted streets.  A selection of these photographs was shown at his studio at P. S. 1, in an exhibition called 'New York City: Central Perspectives.' The sale of 3 exhibition prints (similarly mounted and in the same size as the present print) enabled Struth to stay in New York for a few more months.

Only a few prints of this image are known, and only one other has appeared at auction in recent memory. 

Photographs

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