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Thomas Struth

Research Vehicle, Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards 2014

Sold to benefit Amnesty International | Vendu au profit d'Amnesty International

Thomas Struth

Thomas Struth

Research Vehicle, Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards 2014

Research Vehicle, Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards 2014

Thomas Struth

b.1954

Research Vehicle, Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards 2014


signed, titled, dated 2014 and numbered 3/6 on the reverse ; signed on a label on the reverse

inkjet print

142 x 193,2 cm ; 55 15/16 x 76 1/16 in.

Executed in 2014, this work is number 3 from an edition of 6.


Sotheby’s will share part of its Buyer's Premium on the sale of this Lot to the Amnesty International France association to support its actions.

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Thomas Struth

n.1954

Research Vehicle, Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards 2014


signé, titré, daté 2014 et numéroté 3/6 au dos ; signé sur une étiquette au dos

impression jet d'encre

142 x 193,2 cm ; 55 15/16 x 76 1/16 in.

Exécutée en 2014, cette oeuvre est le numéro 3 d'une édition de 6 exemplaires.


Sotheby's rétrocèdera une partie de sa Commission d’Achat sur la vente de ce Lot à l’association Amnesty International France pour soutenir ses actions.

For further information on the condition of this lot please contact armance.gay@sothebys.com

Collection of the artist, Germany

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Collection de l'artiste, Allemagne

In his ongoing group of work entitled “Nature & Politics”, Thomas Struth raises questions about the use and effects of technologies. What are the political dimensions hiding behind the curtain? What kinds of salvation do technologies promise, and what are the consequences in terms of the human ability to shape and transmogrify nature in ever more drastic ways? Struth shows how virtually limitless human imagination is transformed into sculptural objecthood. He leads us to mysterious places, most of them hidden, with highly specialized contraptions whose functionality many of us do not yet grasp but whose potential impact on the lives of future generations is almost inconceivable.


In 2014 Struth worked at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center located at Edwards Air Force Base, California. The photograph on auction depicts a Lunar

Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) that was produced for training Apollo astronauts. These LLRVs were used in the 1960s to study techniques needed to fly and land the

Apollo Lunar Module in the moon's low gravity environment. The LLRV on the photograph was returned after training programs ended to Edwards as a silent artifact of the Center's contribution to the Apollo program.