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    Bernd Becher (German, 1931-2007) and Hilla Becher (German, 1934-2015)
    Blast Furnaces, Pittsburgh PA and Cleveland OH, (6 works), circa 1980
    Ferrotyped gelatin silver, one toned
    Each 12-1/8 x 9-3/8 inches (30.8 x 23.8 cm)
    Sequence of 6 prints each numbered sequentially, the first signed, five titled Pittsburgh and one titled Cleveland Ohio in pencil, verso.

    Gift from Lothar Schirmer of Schirmer/Mosel, the Becher's publisher, circa 1982;
    Current owner.

    Condition Report*: Not framed. Overall excellent and very good condition. The unmatted prints on Agfa paper. Each with tape residue on upper edge verso from a previous mounting. No. 1 toned, with handing crease and fine crazing to the surface in lower left quadrant. No. 4 with a small handling crease near upper left corner. No. 5 with a small handling crease near lower left corner. No. 6 with handling crease in lower right corner. All of these visible in raking light.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2021
    12th Monday
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