Thomas Struth – String Handling, Solar World, Freiberg, 2011 Edition Print
Last year, German photographer Thomas Struth presented his first UK survey of work at Whitechapel Gallery in London. The exhibition covered 25 years of his career and included his iconic works depicting museum visitors gazing reverentially at works of art and architecture. Other large scale works on display also included the Paradise series, photographs of impenetrable lush forests that take up entire walls of the gallery. To coincide with the exhibition, Struth produced a 40.0 x 56.2 cm limited edition print in an edition of 80. The print is an image of the interior of the SolarWorld power plant in Freiberg, Germany and sold out almost immediately. It has cropped up already at auction and has estimates of $2000-3000.