Anonymous Sculptures (Gas Tanks)
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1992.363
People
Bernd and Hilla Becher, German (active 1959 - 2007)
Bernd Becher, German (Siegen, Germany 1931 - 2007 Rostock, Germany)
Hilla Becher, German (Potsdam, Germany 1934 - 2015 Düsseldorf, Germany)
Title
Anonymous Sculptures (Gas Tanks)
Classification
Prints
Work Type
print
Date
1972
Culture
German
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Relief halftone printed in black ink on coated off-white wove paper
Technique
Relief halftone
Dimensions
sheet: 88 x 64 cm (34 5/8 x 25 3/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: in graphite at l.r.: Bernhard Becher Hilla Becher
  • inscription: l.l., graphite, handwritten: A.P.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Hugo Reisinger Bequest Fund and Curator's Discretionary Fund
Accession Year
1992
Object Number
1992.363
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

James Cuno, Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting, Harvard University Art Museums/Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, 1996), pp. 356-357, repr. color

Peter Nisbet and Joseph Koerner, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, ed. Peter Nisbet, Harvard University Art Museums and Scala Publishers Ltd. (Cambridge, MA and London, England, 2007), p. 15

Exhibition History

Landmark Pictures: Ed Ruscha/Andreas Gursky, Harvard University Art Museums, Busch-Reisinger Museum, 01/08/2000 - 03/19/2000

Re-View: European and American Art Since 1900, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/03/2011 - 06/01/2013

Re-View: S118 Paper Rotation 1 (Sept 2011), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 09/20/2011 - 12/03/2011

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