Frank Thiel Stadt 2136/A

Frank Thiel
Stadt 2136/A
1998/2006

Chromographic print, accompanied by a signed book
19 3/4 x 25 1/4 inches
Edition of 30

Donated by the artist and GCS alumni parent Sean Kelly

Est. Value: $3,250

Frank Thiel is widely renown for photographing the architectural spaces of Berlin, reflecting its turbulent social and political history. Thiel's monumental works are not merely documentation, but picture a city reborn after a tumultuous history. Previous bodies of work have focused on such topics as state surveillance and the privatization of public space. Thiel's commitment to the constant transformation and development of Berlin for more than a decade has become an integral part of the unfolding history of the city and its most important photographic record. Thiel's photographs seem to refer to a larger narrative context, yet they also explore the relationship of photography to painting and sculpture. Frank Thiel has exhibited extensively in museums and galleries worldwide; his works are included in the collections of many major international museums including the Centro Galego de Arte Contempor√°nea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Museu National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; and Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden. He lives and works in Berlin.

Thiel is represented by Sean Kelly Gallery in New York, where an exhibition of new work is currently on display.