Axel Hütte

Las Vegas, Stratosphere Tower, 2003

Axel Hütte

Las Vegas, Stratosphere Tower, 2003

Price: $1,800.00

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Details

Technique:
C-Print
Year:
2008
Edition Size:
100
Dimensions:
24.0 x 30.0 cm (9.4 x 11.8 in)
Signature:
Signed and numbered

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About the Artwork

After midnight, as America’s cities gradually fall asleep, Axel Hütte begins to work. Since "the big cities never sleep" , there is no such thing as complete darkness and the stars only rarely have a chance against the neon and nightlife. The tone of Hütte’s ongoing series, a survey of American cityscapes at night, is anything but elegiac.

"The role of the spectator is most relevant in order to complete the meaning of the work."

Axel Hütte

At times, Hütte can be playfully deadpan, especially in his depictions of Las Vegas. Admirably, he steers clear of the gambling resort’s blatant vulgarity. Rather than overloading viewer's eyes with the gaudy excesses of the Strip, Hütte shoots the brightly illuminated main drag of Vegas from so far away that his images appear to zip across the entire width of a movie-screen-like print.

About the Artist

Hutte Signature

Axel Hütte (born 1951, Germany) is known among contemporary photographers as "the landscape painter" and has also built a reputation as an expert nighttime photographer.

About the printing Technique

Weng Contemporary C Type

"C-print" stands for chromogenic colour print - a technique using silver-based chromogenic paper, which is light sensitive.