9 Entrancing Photos in the Spirit of the Düsseldorf School

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This autumn, Sotheby’s inaugural Postwar and Contemporary Photographs auction will feature 49 photos from the Ames Collection. At the core of the Ames holdings are important works created between 1988 and 2010 by photographers associated with the renowned Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, as well as artists who share their visual approach. Founded by German conceptual artists Bernd and Hilla Becher in the 1970s, the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf has birthed some of the most important photographers of the 20th and 21st centuries: Elger Esser, Candida Höfer, Thomas Ruff and Thomas Struth, among others. Steven Ames became acquainted with the work of these photographers through his study of Gerhard Richter, who was a professor at the Kunstakademie between 1971 and 1993. Ahead of the 28 September sale, click ahead to preview nine captivating images, which are united in aesthetic, print quality and commanding scale in the spirit of the Kunstakademie. –Anais Feyeux 

Postwar and Contemporary Photographs
28 September New York 

9 Entrancing Photos in the Spirit of the Düsseldorf School

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