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Palazzo Pisani Moretta Venezia III

Candida Höfer (German, born 1944)
Chromogenic print
Frame: 154.9 × 154.9 cm (61 × 61 in.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Harriet Ames Charitable Trust and Robert and Joyce Menschel Family Foundation Gifts, 2004
Accession Number:
Not on view
One of the earliest students of Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf, Höfer has for more than three decades photographed the empty spaces inside public buildings-from lecture halls and museums to lobbies and waiting rooms-that together reveal what has been described as a "psychology of social architecture." This luminous image is from a recent series devoted to Venetian interiors, such as this room in a fifteenth-century palazzo.
Inscription: Signed in ink on label affixed to frame verso CR: "Candida Hofer"
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Modern Photographs from the Collection X," December 14, 2004–September 11, 2005.

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