Broad Street, New York/Wall Street, Thomas Struth
Thomas Struth
Broad Street, New York/Wall Street
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Thomas Struth

Broad Street, New York/Wall Street, 1978 (1993)


Blatt
42.0 x 58.0 cm
Physical Description
Gelatin silver print on baryta paper
Inventory Number
DZF 50
Acquisition
DZ BANK Art Collection at the Städel Museum
Status
On display, lower level, Contemporary Art

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About the Work

The big city looks as if it has died out: a dark stretch of street with high-rise buildings and parked cars, but not a single person in sight. The sunlight at the end of the street is reflected in the facades, and a small patch of sky can be seen between the houses. The detail shown in the picture places the viewer exactly in the middle of the street and confronts him with the emptiness of the asphalt. Thomas Struth first studied painting at the Academy of Art in Düsseldorf but in the mid-1970s went to study under the German photographer Bernd Becher. Soon after, he was awarded a scholarship for New York, where he concentrated on the empty streets in the early morning and recorded them in black-and-white photographs.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Broad Street, New York/Wall Street (Original Title)
Photographer
Serial Number / Edition
8 / 10
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Gelatin silver print on baryta paper
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
DZ BANK Kunstsammlung im Städel Museum, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Thomas Struth
Acquisition
DZ BANK Art Collection at the Städel Museum

Work Content

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Primary
Secondary
  • 41A31 façade (of house or building)
  • 46C161 automobile
  • 48C161 column, pillar ~ architecture
  • 41B3 lighting; lamps

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20.05.2020