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Hochöfen (Blast Furnaces) image V, from the series "Typologies"

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Hochöfen (Blast Furnaces) image V, from the series "Typologies"

Artist: Bernd Becher (German, 1931 - 2007)
Artist: Hilla Becher (German, born 1934)
Date: 2007
Medium: Digital pigment print (Ditone) on photo paper
Dimensions:
Frame: 38 1/2 × 47 1/4 × 1 5/8 in. (97.8 × 120 × 4.1 cm.)
Sheet: 35 1/2 × 44 in. (90.2 × 111.8 cm.)
Image (visible): 29 × 38 1/8 in. (73.7 × 96.8 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with funds from the Gardner and Florence Call Cowles Foundation in memory of Thomas Hutchinson, 2009.68
Accession number: 2009.68
Classification: photograph
In Collection(s)
Label TextBeginning in the 1960s, Bernd and Hilla Becher began recording the distinct shape and design of industrial architecture in their native Germany and around the world. Using a grid pattern and an almost scientific point of view, they presented a unique vision of machinery and structures found in almost every urban landscape, but often ignored. Pioneers in late 20th-centure photography, their work was also influenced by minimalism and conceptualism. The Becher's long career as teachers made an important impact on the German art scene, while training photographers such as Candida Hofer and Thomas Struth (both in the Art Center's collections.) Source: News. January February March, 2010.
SignedB& H Becher (l,r verso)
Inscription37/40 (verso)

Portfolio/Series"Typologies"
Edition37/40
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