Mexico City, Balthasar Burkhard
Balthasar Burkhard
Mexico City
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Balthasar Burkhard

Mexico City, 1999


Dimensions
169.0 x 125.0 cm
Physical Description
Gelatin silver print on baryta paper
Inventory Number
DZF 193
Acquisition
DZ BANK Art Collection at the Städel Museum
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

Mexico City appears here as a winged creature. The main artery of traffic cuts through the colossal body of the metropolis. The structure of the expansive web of streets appears to be divided by two kinking and purposefully swinging strands of feathers. The Swiss photographer had studied nature and its creatures before he directed his attention from the helicopter into the valleys. He flew across the Namibian desert, the Brazilian jungle and many other locations before turning his camera to the grid of densely populated megalopolises in order to comprehend them.

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Title
Mexico City (Original Title)
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Serial Number / Edition
1 / 5
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Gelatin silver print on baryta paper
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Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet: Zertifikat

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© Estate Balthasar Burkhard
Acquisition
DZ BANK Art Collection at the Städel Museum

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16.09.2019