Posts Tagged ‘Bernd Becher’

Artist of the moment…………Photographer Grant Mudford



Grand Mudford is an Australian photographer renown for his imagery with architecture. Grant Mudford was born in Sydney, Australia in the year 1944.

Mudford attended the University of New South Wales for one year before opening his own commercial photography studio. His work appeared in many fashion magazines.

The artist won a photography fellowship from the United States’ National Endowment for the Arts.

Mudford gained a great deal of attention in the United States for series of images he made in the early 1990s. The series featured Mudford’s photographs of the famed architect Louis Kahn.

In this clip we view a montage of works by Grant Mudford:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Below a clip from a talk given by the artist at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art:

If you enjoy architecture as a main subject be sure and check out my post on the husband and wife photography duo of Bernd and Hilla Becher.




Artist of the moment…..The Becher family

Bernd Becher and his wife Hilla were born in Germany . Bernd was born in 1931 in Siegen District, Germany. He attended the Academy of Art located in Stuttgart and Dusseldorf, Germany. The artist studied lithography, typography, and painting.

Hilla was born in Berlin, Germany. As you can tell by the gallery both are interested in architecture and photographing large shaped items such as a coal bunker, water tower, or styrofoam plant.

The couple started collaborating on works beginning in 1959. Subjects were large industrial plants, sometimes on the verge of disappearing forever.

The couple taught photography and had many students who went on to become famous photographers. Some names include Andrea Gursky, Thomas Ruff, and Thomas Struth.

Included in shows at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Belgium.

Brend Becher passed away in 2007 at the age of 76 years of age.

Hilla Becher still lives and works out of Dusseldorf, Germany.

Price range information: Prints and originals range $1,000 to $300,000.

Below an excerpt from a documentary made about   the couple.

Another short interview with the couple.

Although the audio portion of this clip is removed, its a great montage of works by the couple.