Collection Artwork
Bernd Becher (Siegen, Germany, 1931 – 2007, Rostock, Germany)
Hilla Becher (Potsdam, Germany, 1934 – 2015, Düsseldorf, Germany)
Coal Mine, Hugo, Gelsenkirchen, Ruhr District [from Walls and Conduits]
1978, printed 1991
duotone offset photolithograph
frame size: 25 x 19 7/8 x 7/8 in.
paper size: 24 7/8 x 19 3/4 in.
image size: 15 7/8 x 12 in.
The Jack Shear Collection of Photography at the Tang Teaching Museum
photographed in Ruhr, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Europe
2018.38.444.9
30/100
Signed, verso, lower center: Hill Becher / Bernd Becher
Inscribed, verso, lower left: IX
Inscribed, verso, lower right: 30/100

Ongoing Research

Research on our collection is ongoing. If you have resources you’d like to share, please contact Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara.
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Pattern by Evelyn Wang ’19
Inspired by the exhibition 3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964-1980
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.