Hot Rolling Mill, ThyssenKrupp Steel, Duisburg

Thomas Struth German

Not on view

This interior made at the Krupp steel processing plant in Duisburg, Germany, brings Struth full circle to the lifelong subject of his teachers Bernd and Hilla Becher, who, for half a century, meticulously photographed the rapidlydisappearing industrial architecture of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In contrast to the Bechers’ rigorously objective, serialized approach (i.e., photographing
only on cloudless days and from uniform height and distance to facilitate comparative analysis), Struthphotographed the hot rolling mill in a manner akin to his celebrated pictures of people looking at art in museums, churches, and other cultural meccas.

Hot Rolling Mill, ThyssenKrupp Steel, Duisburg, Thomas Struth (German, born Geldern, 1954), Chromogenic print

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