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Seoul, Series "Monuments"

A work made of silver dye-bleach print, 3-panel triptych.

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  • A work made of silver dye-bleach print, 3-panel triptych.

Date:

1999/2000

Artist:

Stéphane Couturier
French, born 1957

About this artwork

Stephane Couturier relishes the notion of exploring an urban city with a strong history and documenting the layers of change that he finds in that city. An elusive sense of scale and ambiguous awareness of abstraction run throughout all his images of construction sites in Paris, Dresden, and Berlin. Here he photographs Seoul, Korea, where the expanding city is encroaching on the rural countryside. The large scale of the photographs makes the "wall" of the new apartment buildings more obvious. It is also part of a style of monumental photographs that has been part of the fascination with the work of the German photographers from Dusseldorf: Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Thomas Ruff.

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Artist

Stéphane Couturier

Title

Seoul, Series "Monuments"

Origin

France

Date

Made 1999–2000

Medium

Silver dye-bleach print, 3-panel triptych

Dimensions

78 × 140 in. (triptych overall)

Credit Line

Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Fund

Reference Number

2001.63

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