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Beat Streuli

Oxford Street, 1998

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Laserchrome print on Agfa high-gloss paper, poster with 32 colored and b/w photographs, enlarged by Grieger GmbH, Dusseldorf, 53 1/8 x 39 3/8” (132 x 50,6 cm), Ed. 60/XX, signed and numbered

Singular and isolate: Immersed in the human river of our cities, we see in the light of morning occasional flashes of the individual beeings that we are.


“Surprised in heavily trafficked spaces or in moments of rest, the impromptu actors he chooses for his photos seem neither very old nor very young. They compose a mosaic of unknown characters who become recognizable when we identify the everyday in their gestures. Streuli lends dignity to the infinite encounters that secretly take place day after day in the center of the city: Students? Young professionals? White-collar workers? Unwittingly they pose for a meticulous and patient observer who is capable of distilling the quintessential human element that manifests itself when someone pauses in the clamor of daily routine.” José Lebrero Stals Parkett No. 54, 1998/99