Bernd und Hilla Becher

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Bernd & Hilla Becher - The German artists Bernd and Hilla Becher, who began working together in 1959 and married in 1961, are best known for their "typologies"—grids of black-and-white photographs of variant examples of a single type of industrial structure. To create these works, the artists traveled to large mines and steel mills, and systematically photographed the major structures

Bernd et Hilla Becher

Connue et reconnue, glosée par de nombreuses plumes, l’œuvre des Becher apparaît aujourd’hui datée, comme indélébilement marquée par l’obsolescence des architectures industrielles qu’elle monumentalise. La traversée de l’exposition évoque celle d’un cimetière où seraient rassemblés les restes, carcasses vides encore debout, d’une civilisation perdue.

Bernd and Hilla Becher, Bernd Becher, Hilla Becher, Förderturm, 1920, Fosse "Dutemple," Valenciennes, Nordfrankreich (Winding tower, 1920, Fosse "Dutemple, " Valenciennes, North France), from the portfolio Industriebauten (Industrial Buildings)  , San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1967

Bernd and Hilla Becher, Förderturm, 1920, Fosse "Dutemple," Valenciennes, Nordfrankreich (Winding tower, 1920, Fosse "Dutemple," Valenciennes, North France), from the portfolio Industriebauten (Industrial Buildings), 1967

Bernd and Hilla Becher, "Framework houses, area", collection Ydessa Hendeles, Art Foundation, 1989, Tipologie, Biennale de Venise, 1990.

Notions of Reality

Benjamin Edwards is a painter grappling with the capitalist/consumerist culture related to urban/suburban sprawl. His paintings are dense, resulting from an obsessive build-up of images, forms, textures, shapes and colors lifted from the commercial milieu he sees around him. The impact is a capsizing of our senses - as if the entirety of consumer visual stimuli has been gathered into a single rectangle - Like drinking from a fire hose. Here is a statement from one of his writings where he is…

Bernd and Hilla Becher: Lime Kilns: Harlingen, HL, 1963

Lime Kilns Harlingen, HL, 1963 by Bernd and Hilla Becher on artnet

View Lime Kilns Harlingen, HL, 1963 by Bernd and Hilla Becher on artnet. Browse more artworks Bernd and Hilla Becher from Sonnabend Gallery.

ART & ARTISTS: Bernd and Hilla Becher photography

Bernd and Hilla Becher photography

Let’s move away from painting and sculpture for a while, and have a look at some photography. The German artists Bernd (1931 - 2007) and Hilla Becher (1934 -) who began working together in 1959 and married in 1961, are best known for their ‘typologies’ - grids of black and white photographs with variant examples of a single type of industrial structure. Bernd Becher studied painting at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart from 1953 to 1956, then typography under Karl…

WATER TOWER, ST. JEAN DE VADAS, HERAULT, F.

WATER TOWER, ST. JEAN DE VADAS, HERAULT, F. by Bernd and Hilla Becher on artnet

View WATER TOWER, ST. JEAN DE VADAS, HERAULT, F. by Bernd and Hilla Becher on artnet. Browse more artworks Bernd and Hilla Becher from Sonnabend Gallery.

Bernd and Hilla Becher Water Towers USA, 1988 black-and-white photographs each 40 x 30 cm Tate.org.uk

The long look – Essay | Tate

Bernd and Hilla Becher have spent their life together photographing the unintended beauty that can be found in industrial structures. Michael Collins profiles the winners of 2002's prestigious erasmus prize for European culture.

Water Towers: (Bahnhof) | Bernd and Hilla Becher

Bernd and Hilla Becher

Bernd and Hilla Becher were two German photographers whose systematic documentation of their country’s industrial landscape has served as the basis for an entire school of contemporary photography. View Bernd and Hilla Becher’s 1,282 artworks on artnet. Find an in-depth biography, exhibitions, original artworks for sale, the latest news, and sold auction prices. See available photographs, prints and multiples, and sculpture for sale and learn about the artist.

BERND Y HILLA BECHER

BERND Y HILLA BECHER

Becher (Bernd (1931 – 2007), Hilla (1934) son dos fotógrafos alemanes conocidos por sus series de imágenes edificios industriales examinando similitudes y diferencias en estructura y aparienc…

Photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher's iconic industrial scenes go on show at Sprüth Magers London | Art | Wallpaper* Magazine

Photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher’s iconic industrial scenes go on show at Sprüth Magers London

To say that Bernd and Hilla Becher are one of the world’s most famous photography couples would be an understatement. The pair, who started exhibiting their photographic work together in 1963, have been hugely influential in the global contemporary art scene, inspiring peers and the wider public with their powerful...

Bernd Becher and Hilla Becher, ‘Pitheads’ 1974

‘Pitheads’, Bernd Becher and Hilla Becher, 1974 | Tate

Artwork page for ‘Pitheads’, Bernd Becher and Hilla Becher, 1974 Husband and wife team Bernd and Hilla Becher began photographing old industrial sites in the 1950s, and described their subjects as ‘buildings where anonymity is accepted to be the style’. The coal bunkers in these photographs were located in Germany, France and Britain, while the photographs of pitheads were all taken at British collieries between 1965 and 1973. Within a few years of completing this work, almost all of the…