Thomas Struth - City Tracks (Omron), Tokyo (Shibuya-Ku)
City Tracks (Omron), Tokyo (Shibuya-Ku)
Chromogenic print, face-mounted to plexiglass. 123 x 240 cm (170.5 x 285 cm frame dimension). In artist's frame. Artist's label, thereon signed in pencil and typewritten dated, titled and editioned, on the reverse of the frame. Print 9 from an edition of 10.
"Tokyo's cityscape, similarly to that of Naples, is characterised by contrasts: old and new, large and small clash relatively abruptly. Thus, in the Tokyo pictures, an important endeavour seemed to be less the individual house but the location depicting architecture's complexity and blur in a manner that expresses as many specifics and characteristics as possible on the one hand and evokes as little false stereotyped ideas on the other hand." (cited after Annette Emde (ed.), Thomas Struth. Stadt- und Straßenbilder. Architektur und öffentlicher Raum in der Fotografie der Gegenwartskunst, Marburg 2008, pp. 143)
Thomas Struth. My portrait, exhib.cat. The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo et al., Tokyo 2000, ill. pp. 36