Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Eleonor and Giles Robertson, Edinburgh

Artist:
Thomas Struth (German, born Geldern, 1954)
Date:
1987
Medium:
Chromogenic print
Dimensions:
Image: 41.5 x 58.9 cm (16 5/16 x 23 3/16 in.) Frame: 67.3 x 85.7 cm (26 1/2 x 33 3/4 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, Vital Projects Fund Inc. Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel and Hideyuki Osawa Gift, 2010
Accession Number:
2010.321
Rights and Reproduction:
© Thomas Struth
Not on view
Struth only photographs people after knowing them for many months or years and collaborates with them on every aspect of how they would like to be seen. For Struth, this elderly Scottish art historian and his wife were like Ur-forms of “the old learned bourgeoisie, [whose] ‘form of being in the world’ we could only imagine in the 19th century.” They have a relationship to art that is intimate, shared, and humanistic—a quality that drew Struth to them and was, according to the artist, significant in the genesis of his Museum Photographs as well.
[Marian Goodman Gallery, New York]

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Thomas Struth: Photographs," September 29, 2014–February 16, 2015.

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