This auction has staggered end times.
Each lot closes at 1 minute intervals.

Candida Höfer

Fundación Marcelino Botin Santander V, 2004

This piece has a 20% Buyer's Premium.

Time remaining



Lot 15
Chromogenic print
14.5 x 11.8 in (36.8 x 29.8 cm)
Edition of 100
Signed on verso; numbered on label affixed to verso


This work ships from the United States.


Interested in the “psychology of social architecture”, Candida Höfer captures the emptiness of public and private spaces with large-format color photography. Höfer positions herself in the center of a space, placing a special emphasis on balance and composition. The result is a haunting image, devoid of people which reveals the grandiose architecture while still maintaining a strong sense of emotion within the space.

Additional Info

About Candida Höfer

Candida Höfer (German, b. 1944) is a Cologne-based photographer and a former student of Bernd and Hilla Becher. Like the Bechers, Höfer's work is known for its technical perfection and strict, conceptual approach. Höfer's photographs of empty interiors and social spaces capture the "psychology of social architecture." From her earliest creations, she has remained interested in the honest representation of public spaces such as museums, libraries, national archives, and opera houses when devoid of any human presence. Höfer’s imagery has consistently focused on these depopulated interiors since the 1980s.