Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, welcomes Bernd and Hilla Becher’s imagery to the gallery for the first time. The exhibition, which features three typologies and 25 individual works, is also the first showing of the duo’s work in the city in 10 years. In a photographic project spanning five decades, Bernd and Hilla Becher documented the soon-to-be-forgotten architectural forms of industry – Mine Heads, Blast Furnaces, Water Towers, Coal Bunkers, Cooling Towers, Industrial Facades, Gas Tanks, Grain Elevators, to name but a few. Systematically photographing each structure, the artists examined their shared qualities and categorised the images into grid typologies or displayed them individually. A total of six different types of structure are on display at the gallery until 21 October.
Bernd and Hilla Becher, until 21 October, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles.
1. Bernd & Hilla Becher, Water Tower, 1983.