Bernd and Hilla Becher

Trier-Ehrang, D, 1982

Bernd and Hilla Becher

Trier-Ehrang, D, 1982

Price: $4,000.00

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Silver Gelatine Print
Edition Size:
Image: 20 x 16.5 cm (7.87 x 6.5 in)
Sheet: 24 x 18 cm (9.45 x 7.1 in)
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About the Artwork

The creative duo, Bernd and Hilla Becher, were fascinated about the industrial buildings. While observing the ever changing industrial landscape, they wanted to preserve the objects from disappearance and to systematise them. Artists' fascination with steel factories or gas refineries was driven by their pursuit of the Zeitgeist reflected in them.

"No judgment, we want to be as neutral as possible. All we can do now is to merely describe them visually, and not yet verbally."

Hilla Becher

This work shows the water tower photographed in Trier Ehrang, Germany in 1982. The image represents the theoretical concepts of composition held by the artists. Trier-Ehrang watertower also reflects the author's view on the industrialization, which suggests that there is no aesthetic thinking behind such archetecture in the first place. And yet this image demonstrates a different kind, the independent aesthetic.

About the Artist

Bernd and Hilla Becher art edition Weng Contemporary

German photographers Bernd (1931 – 2007) and Hilla Becher (born Hilla Wobeser,1934),founded the ‘Becher school’ of photography in 1950s that influenced generations of documentary photographers and artists.

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.