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Hilla & Bernd Becher
Pipe Detail: Coal Mine, 1990-91
Duotone offset lithograph
Image size: 15 3/4 x 12 inches; paper size: 30 3/8 x 22 7/8 inches
Edition of 75
$1,500 + shipping
Their name has become synonymous with serial photography. Bernd and Hilla Becher met in art school and, as a duo, they began documenting iconic yet obsolete objects of German industrial architecture and design. They captured dozens of water towers and grain silos, gas tanks and warehouses—or this coal mine pipe—each a unique structure of a time past, with a striking attention to design.